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Lana Grant Twitter Q&A: autism and education

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the third of a series of four education-focused Twitter Q&As on Wednesday 10 July thanks to the generous sponsorship of Axcis Education. This Q&A will be with the fantastic Lana Grant!

Lana is a specialist advisor and advocate for autistic people and their families, with a particular focus on anxiety and mental health issues in children and young people. Lana was diagnosed as autistic in her late 30s and has a specific interest in autism and females – her book From Here To Maternity, pregnancy and motherhood on the Autism Spectrum was published in March 2015 by Jessica Kingsley publishers.

We will host the discussion on our @networkautism account between 5-6pm BST on 10 July. The discussion will look to give advice and support to professionals helping to support autistic children within education but we welcome wider autism questions for Lana as well. You can follow and take part in the discussion by using the hashtag #autismedchat. You can also tweet questions in advance using the hashtag #autismedchat or send them to networkautismsupport@nas.org.uk.

This a great opportunity for you to gain some valuable insights from Lana's wealth of personal and professional experience and for you to ask Lana your autism questions!

Date added: 2 July 2019

Comments

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 00:05

As a parent of an ASD girl and a teaching assistant supporting SEN children as part of my role, I am always keen to learn more from others.  Anxiety is a big issue and one I’d love to be able to help more.

Wed, 10/07/2019 - 16:28

As a very late-diagnosed autistic adult (who had life-threatening anorexia in my teenage years), do you feel enough is being done to inform professionals of the links between anxiety, eating disorders and autism ... so that they may see beyond the presenting issue to the undiagnosed autism which lies beneath? Thank you!