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Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

Making dental practices more autism-friendly

Malcolm Hamilton is an NHS Highland dentist and a member of their Autism Strategy Group. Malcolm explores how best to support autistic patients and their carers within a dental setting, offering...

Autistic women discuss meaningful relationships

Four autistic women are speaking at the forthcoming National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What is key to forming meaningful...

Supporting autistic parents

Kabie Brook, an autistic parent and chairperson/co-founder of Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH), gives advice for professionals on how to support autistic parents. This article first appeared in...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Top 10 tips for new teaching assistants

Emily Marbaix, Content Manager at Axcis Education, originally trained as a secondary science teacher and taught in London for several years before moving to education recruitment. In this article...
Lorraine MacAlister is an Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society (NAS).  In this article, she explains what catastrophising is, why autistic people may be proned to it and how to...

Epilepsy and autism

Dr Roberto Tuchman, Chief, Department of Neurology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Angela Barker, Support Worker at the National Autistic Society, share their knowledge on the relationship...

Supporting autistic people in police custody

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, explores how police officers can support autistic people in police custody and those that are witnesses. The article...

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