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Top 5 autism tips for professionals: autistic students at university

Marc Fabri is Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University and lead on the Autism&Uni project, an EU-funded initiative that helps young autistic people navigate the transition from school to...

Riverside AP Gang: raising autism awareness in a primary school

Sandra Craig, Principal Teacher of Additional Special Needs at Riverside School, Stirling, gives an insight into The Autism Provision Gang (AP Gang) which was a finalist in the 2016 Autism...

Autism and homelessness

Liza Dresner, Director at Resources for Autism, discusses the links between autism and homelessness. Resources for Autism offers a range of services to autistic children and adults in the Greater...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: synaesthesia

Olga Bogdashina is Professor, Chief Research Fellow and Lecturer at the International Autism Institute, co-founder of the International Consortium of Autism Institutes and Visiting Lecturer and...

Autism: sensory needs and criminal justice

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society discusses sensory needs and how these can potentially lead to issues involving, and within the criminal justice service....

Parent support after an autism diagnosis

Gianna Colizza, Head of Woodlands ASD Resource Base at Netley Primary School in Camden, and Chair of the local NAS branch, discusses her approach to supporting parents after a child's autism...

Read our webchat with Dr Judith Gould

In this final webchat in our series of webchats with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome world renowned Dr Judith Gould. This series of...

Making a ‘Living Classroom’ in the community – the Greenside Studio

Dawn Brown, Autism Lead at Greenside School in Stevenage, describes their ‘living classroom’ in the community project which aims to make employment more accessible to autistic people with severe...

Reducing anxiety in autistic people: interview with Sharon Jeffreys and Dr Melanie Bruce

Dr Melanie Bruce is a clinical psychologist working in a specialist community team in Norfolk, and Sharon Jeffreys is a learning disability and mental health nurse. Melanie and Sharon worked together...

Employment: the most autism-friendly indicator of success

Dr Stephen Humphreys, administrator for the National Autistic Society's Employment Training Team, gives his personal response to a recent article from Dr Peter Vermeulen on promoting happiness in...

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