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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Autism, relationships and marriage

Nicholas Marshall gives a personal insight into relationships as an autistic man. He describes how his relationship with his wife developed, what it means to him and how he has adapted to make his...

Autism: the value of supported employment

Thomas Madar is a consultant with Auticon, an award-winning IT and compliance consulting business, whose consultants are all autistic. Here, Thomas shares his experience of employment and how good...

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...

Supporting trans and gender questioning autistic pupils

Joe Butler, special educational needs and disability consultant and trainer, explores how best to support trans or gender questioning autistic pupils in schools and gives advice and practical support...

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...

Energy accounting: an interview with Maja Toudal

Maja Toudal has Asperger syndrome and has worked as a speaker in the field of autism for over a decade. Maja kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic...

Supporting autistic people with their life goals: an interview with Richard Maguire

Richard Maguire is an autism mentor, trainer and consultant and is also autistic. Richard kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the National Autistic Society...

Successful relationships in autism: an interview with Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx is an independent specialist consultant, trainer and coach in autism and is also autistic. She has particular interests in autistic girls and women, sex and relationships, employment...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

We have been carrying out filmed interviews at our conferences for over two years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with leading autism professionals from...

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