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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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Tools for supporting autistic people

Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a Clinical Psychologist, consultant and author of No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming. In this article Bo discusses the tools that can be used to support autistic people, and...

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...

Designing schools for autistic pupils

Martin Peat is Director of Richardson and Peat, a contractor with experience of designing and building schools for autistic children, including the National Autistic Society’s Cullum Centre. Here...

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...

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

Webchat with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

We were delighted to host the second of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In this second, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education, we were ...

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...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...

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