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Top 5 autism tips: employment - supporting an autistic colleague

In this filmed interview, Emma Jones, Partnership and Employment Training Manager at the National Autistic Society, gives her top five autism tips for supporting an autistic colleague. Emma...

Top 5 autism tips: employment - starting work and performance development

In this filmed interview, Emma Jones, Partnership and Employment Training Manager at the National Autistic Society, gives her top five autism tips for employers starting work and performance...

Top 5 autism tips: employment - disclosing your diagnosis

In this filmed interview, Catherine Leggett, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society, gives her top 5 autism tips for autistic people on disclosing their diagnosis to...

What does success mean for an autistic woman?

Five autistic women spoke at the National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What does success look like for an autistic woman?' We asked...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: sex education for autistic children

Dr Catherine Tissot is Head of the Institute of Education, University of Reading and a Teaching Fellow.  Her main research interest focuses on autism spectrum disorders and the challenges of...

Autism stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Principal Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, explores the role that ethnicity and culture play in the stigma surrounding autism. Chris has created the...

Top 5 autism tips: employment - recruitment and interviews

In these two filmed interviews, Catherine Leggett, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top 5 autism tips for autistic people and employers on recruitment and...

Top autism tips: employment - reasonable adjustments

In these two filmed interviews, Emily Swiatek, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top autism tips for reasonable adjustments in the workplace, both for...

Pathological Demand Avoidance and the criminal justice system

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society discusses Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) and the criminal justice service (CJS) looking at some of the reasons people...

How do autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools?

Rebecca Wood is a Research Fellow at the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs at the University of Birmingham. Rebecca is also project manager of the Transform Autism Education...

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