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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...

Is the number of autistic children excluded from school increasing?

Andrew Cutting, Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator for the National Autistic Society, writes about the exclusion statistics published earlier this year by the...

Girls and autism: flying under the radar

NASEN have published a short guide about girls and autism for educational professionals. Girls and autism: flying under the radar includes advice on supporting autistic girls, and perspectives from...

Autism in Australia: Tania Marshall

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, Tania Marshall discusses autism awareness in Australia in this exclusive article. Tania is a psychologist and author and her first book, “I Am...

Involving African families in the education of their autistic children

Olatokunbo Bankole, Special Educational Needs Advisor for Autism PIN, explores how to support African and BME families with autistic children in the education system, highlighting a need to be be...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: supporting pupils with PDA

Ruth Fidler, an Education Consultant and author specialising in pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and complex autism, gives us her top 5 tips on supporting pupils with PDA. Download a PDF version...

Meeting the educational needs of pupils with PDA

In this article Ruth Fidler, an Education Consultant and author specialising in pathological demand avoidance (PDA) and complex autism, explores some of the difficulties facing pupils with PDA, and...

Autism, art and the classroom

In this article, specialist SEN teacher Claire Tottle discusses her experiences of teaching art to autistic children. Claire shares her ideas for art lessons and gives some practical advice on...

Jon Adams on autism, diagnosis and creativity

In this article, Jon Adams, autistic freelance artist and Artist in Residence/Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, discusses the difficulties he faced pre-diagnosis, and how autism has...

Interview with Simon Humphreys: autism and good practice in design

Simon Humphreys has been in private practice for over 21 years specialising in autism environments. As an architect he has designed many buildings for autistic adults and children, including...

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