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Talk on educating girls on the autism spectrum

In this video, Dr. Jacqui Ashton-Smith, Principal of the Helen Allison School, talks about educating girls on the autism spectrum.  This talk was held at The National Autistic Society's conference on...

Preparing children with autism for puberty

This talk by Lynne Moxon covers the important facts and issues to consider when preparing young people with autism for puberty.  Lynne Moxon is a consultant psychologist from ESPA (Education and...

Diagnosing women and girls with autism; interview with Dr Judith Gould

In this video Dr Judith Gould, Director of the Lorna Wing Centre for autism, talks about the diagnosis of women and girls on the autism spectrum. Judith is director and co-founder of The National...
Learn about psychotherapy and autism by going on a tour of different psychotherapists couches. How are psychoanalysts responding to clients with autism?  This discussion document takes you on a...

Moving on - A passport workbook for young people moving on from school

Janette Fortheringham from the North Aberdeenshire EPS team has drawn up guidelines and a template transition workbook for pupils with autism spectrum condition who are preparing to leave school.  ...
Janette Fortheringham from the North Aberdeenshire EPS team has drawn up guidelines for tranistion passports for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder transferring from primary to secondary school....
This article offers some potentially useful practical tips to advocates, working in an instructed advocacy situation, when supporting a person on the autism spectrum. Read the full article here...
This article outlines the statutory advocacy services that are available, and will examine some of  the barriers that exist for people with autism in accessing adequate and appropriate advocacy. ...
Advocacy can be a very positive service for people with autism as it can be for many others who find it difficult to speak up about their wishes, fears, hopes and dreams.This article looks at when...

Sensory interventions

The speech and language and occupational therapy teams at the NAS Helen Allison School have been using a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary approach – the sensory diet – to meet the often complex needs...

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