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Self-harm and autism: an interview with Lucy Sanctuary

Lucy Sanctuary is a paediatric speech and language therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. Lucy kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National...

Autism and self-harm

Lucy Sanctuary is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. In this article she discusses the reasons why autistic children may self-injure, and explores...
Mark Ruffett is headteacher at Selworthy School in Somerset, a co-educational special school for children and young people with learning disabilities aged 4 – 19, approximately 40% of which are...

Energy accounting: an interview with Maja Toudal

Maja Toudal has Asperger syndrome and has worked as a speaker in the field of autism for over a decade. Maja kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic...

Supporting autistic people with their life goals: an interview with Richard Maguire

Richard Maguire is an autism mentor, trainer and consultant and is also autistic. Richard kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the National Autistic Society...

Successful relationships in autism: an interview with Sarah Hendrickx

Sarah Hendrickx is an independent specialist consultant, trainer and coach in autism and is also autistic. She has particular interests in autistic girls and women, sex and relationships, employment...

Educating autistic girls: an interview with Sarah Wild

Sarah Wild is Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, a residential school for girls aged 11-16 with communication and interaction difficulties, most of whom have a diagnosis of autism. Sarah kindly...

Webchat with Dr Peter Vermeulen

We were delighted to host our the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world with the world renowned author, lecturer and consultant Dr Peter Vermeulen. The...

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...

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