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Autism and Irlen syndrome

Tina Yates is an Irlen diagnostician at Irlen East. In this article, she explains what Irlen syndrome is, how it can affect autistic people and how its symptoms can be alleviated. Download a PDF of...

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

Webchat with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

We were delighted to host the second of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In this second, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education, we were ...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

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-...

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