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Autism and diagnosis: advice for teachers

Dean Anthony Da Conceicao, Autism Helpline Adviser at the National Autistic Society, offers some advice for teachers on what to do if they suspect a child they teach maybe autistic. Dean discusses...

Creating autism-friendly classrooms

David Burns, an autistic adult and member of Mensa, is the author of “Do lemons have feathers? More to autism than meets the eye”. He has written a guide which offers strategies to support autistic...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

Peer mentoring and autism in school: an interview with Ryan Bradley

Ryan Bradley is a Research Fellow at the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), University of Birmingham. The focus of his research is on the inclusion of autistic students in mainstream...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Working with autistic students: language and communication

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs at Telford and Wrekin Local Authority, discusses some of the less obvious communication difficulties that...

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...

Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

Top autism tips: employment - reasonable adjustments

In these two filmed interviews, Emily Swiatek, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top autism tips for reasonable adjustments in the workplace, both for...

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