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Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Biting

In this article the NAS Autism Helpline team have kindly provided their top 5 tips on Biting. This article aims to provide an easy read overview of pratical behaviour strategies for professionals,...
The National Autistic Society and Axcis Education Recruitment have produced two series of one-hour webinars to help teachers and other autism professionals learn the tools and strategies they need to...
The NAS Professionals Conference 2012 Articles For anyone who would like a refresher of what was discussed or for those who couldn't make it we are pleased to share a number of films with you now...

Sybil Elgar takeover day: Supporting teachers

Every year the National Autistic Society has a take over day when the students from the Sybil Elgar School are invited to the head office to work alongside the staff. This year Paul, a student from...
The below article, written by undergraduate students Janina Brede and Rebecca McMillin from the Institute of Education (IOE) summarises the recent "re-thinking autism" event at the IOE's Centre for...

Who cares? Supporting older people with autism effectively

Recently the NAS, endorsed by BILD and Sibs held a national conference examining the unique challenges facing adults with autism as they age and presented best practice from experts in the field. We...

Interview with Dr Judith Gould

Dr Judith Gould is Director of the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism. She is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with nearly 40 years' experience, specialising in autism spectrum disorders...
In this article Dr Celia Harbottle considers issues of sex, autism and the law with a specific focus on whether individuals have the capacity to consent. Dr Harbottle looks at what a person needs to...
This article, written by the NAS Autism Helpline looks at the potential considerations to take into account when working with adults on the autism spectrum.  The article focuses on improving...
Sibs is a UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. Although Sibs represents the needs of siblings whose brothers and sisters have a wide range of disabilities, over one...

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