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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...

The potential of wearable devices for autistic people

Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, explains the journey she has been on...

Filmed presentations from XI Autism-Europe Congress

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are...

Autism diagnosis: interview with Dr Eric London

Dr Eric London is currently the Director of the Autism Treatment Research Laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. In this interview he discusses...

Transitioning to adulthood: interview with Dr Elizabeth Barrett

Dr Elizabeth Barrett is a parent and advocate for her autistic son, Dylan, for whom she was sole carer until his transition to adult residential care in July 2015. She is also a Senior Lecturer in...

Autism and sensory issues: an interview with Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger. He has co-authored several books including Life through a Kaleidoscope and Living through the Haze. In this interview he discusses...

Visual perception in autism

Paul Isaacs, an autism consultant and trainer, explores visual perception in autism, focusing on object, meaning and face blindness. Paul, an autistic adult and author of several books, also...

Promoting happiness in autistic people

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. In this article Peter explores why we should be focusing on improving the wellbeing and happiness of...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: autism-friendly museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, gives us her top 5 tips on making museums more accessible for autistic people and their...

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