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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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Supporting autistic people into university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they offer advice and...

Emotional wellbeing in autistic students: an interview with Justin Price

Justin Price is Head Teacher at Freemantles School in Woking which support children and young people with complex communication needs, many of whom are autistic. Since taking on this role Justin and...

Resources to support autistic pupils with exams

Exams can be stressful for all students, but particularly for autistic children and young people who may struggle with revision and the exams themselves. We have put together a number of articles and...

Teaching children with ADHD

Graham Chatterley is assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of special educational needs, and two of his children have a diagnosis of autism. Here Graham suggests that...

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 three years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with leading autism professionals from...

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