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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...

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...

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