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Autism research: an interview with Prof Fred R Volkmar

Fred R Volkmar is Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics, and Psychology at the Yale University Child Study Center, School of Medicine and current editor of  the Journal of Autism and...

Peer mentoring and autism in school: an interview with Ryan Bradley

Ryan Bradley is a Research Fellow at the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), University of Birmingham. The focus of his research is on the inclusion of autistic students in mainstream...

Gaps in autism provision: an interview with Professor Tommy MacKay

Professor Tommy MacKay is a leading psychologist whose principal clinical specialism is autism. He is Clinical Director of the National Diagnosis and Assessment Service for Autistic Spectrum...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...

Tools for autism professionals: an interview with Gunilla Gerland

Gunilla Gerland is a Swedish independent autism advocate who has been working as a staff counsellor in schools, group homes and psychiatric care. She has drawn from her professional and personal...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Cutting autistic children's hair

Going to the hairdressers can be a very distressing experience for autistic children due to sensory issues such as a sensitivity to noise and touch. In this article Jim the Trim, a hairdresser from...

Stress, autism and research: an interview with Richard Mills

Richard Mills is Senior Research Fellow at CASD Bond University, Australia and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Psychology, University of Bath and was Research Director at Research...

Autistic women, pregnancy and motherhood

Lana Grant is a specialist advisor and advocate for autistic people and their families. She has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome which she received in her late 30's. Here, Lana gives an insight into...

Autism and sex education: an interview with Jonna Oksanen

Jonna Oksanen, works as a Specialist for the Autism Foundation of Finland. She is the author of "Sexual Health and Relationships skills, a Guide for the Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum...

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