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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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Read our webchat with Dr Judith Gould

In this final webchat in our series of webchats with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome world renowned Dr Judith Gould. This series of...

Autism and anxiety in school: interview with Jude Ragan

Jude Ragan was a Head Teacher at Queensmill School and taught a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism which is based at the school and accredited by Roehampton University. She has been awarded an...

Pioneering pro-bono alliance for Education Tribunal support

Tom Handley, Chambers Director at Exchange Chambers, gives an insight into the Chambers' pioneering pro-bono legal support in partnership with the National Autistic Society and presents some case...

Guten Tag! Why foreign languages have a place in autism education

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the benefits of learning modern foreign languages for autistic children. Victoria is the author...

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...

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