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Autism and sensory issues: an interview with Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger. He has co-authored several books including Life through a Kaleidoscope and Living through the Haze. In this interview he discusses...

Autism and anxiety in school: interview with Jude Ragan

Jude Ragan was a Head Teacher at Queensmill School and taught a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism which is based at the school and accredited by Roehampton University. She has been awarded an...

Visual perception in autism

Paul Isaacs, an autism consultant and trainer, explores visual perception in autism, focusing on object, meaning and face blindness. Paul, an autistic adult and author of several books, also...

Pioneering pro-bono alliance for Education Tribunal support

Tom Handley, Chambers Director at Exchange Chambers, gives an insight into the Chambers' pioneering pro-bono legal support in partnership with the National Autistic Society and presents some case...

Guten Tag! Why foreign languages have a place in autism education

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the benefits of learning modern foreign languages for autistic children. Victoria is the author...

Promoting happiness in autistic people

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. In this article Peter explores why we should be focusing on improving the wellbeing and happiness of...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: autism-friendly museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, gives us her top 5 tips on making museums more accessible for autistic people and their...

Autism and wellbeing: interview with Dr Peter Vermeulen

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. He has published more than 15 books and several articles on autism, including “Autism as context...

Webchat with Dr Temple Grandin

We were extremely pleased to recently host the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Axcis Education. In...

Safeguarding and Total Attachment: interview with Dr Celia Harbottle

Dr Celia Harbottle is a lecturer and trainer in the field of health and social care and delivers a wide variety of programmes and courses on topics such as managing conflict in care settings and...

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