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Working with autistic students: language and communication

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs at Telford and Wrekin Local Authority, discusses some of the less obvious communication difficulties that...

Risks of early death in autism: an interview with Dr James Cusack

Dr James Cusack is Director of Science at Autistica. James kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National...

Autism and employment: an interview with Richard Ibbotson

Richard Ibbotson is an Executive Director at The Richmond Fellowship Scotland, member of the Scottish Government's Autism Strategy Governance Group and Chair of Autism Network Scotland’s...

Top autism tips for professionals

We have been developing a series of articles focusing on top autism tips for professionals since 2014 and we've now brought all of these top tips together in this one central article. These top tips...

The potential of wearable devices for autistic people

Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, explains the journey she has been on...

Filmed presentations from XI Autism-Europe Congress

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are...

Webchat with Professor Tony Attwood

We were extremely pleased to announce the return of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In our first, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education,...

Top autism tips for employment

Within this article we’ve compiled our employment top tips interviews, filmed in conjunction with the National Autistic Society’s Employment Training team. The interviews give advice on various...

Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

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