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Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

Dr Nigel Newbutt is a senior researcher at the University of the West of England in the fields of autism, technology and education. His work has recently identified opportunities for working with...

Women and girls conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Women and girls conference took place in October 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autistic young people and bullying

Dr Emily Lovegrove runs her own private practice offering anti-bullying strategies - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - focusing on strategies that work with our biological...

Autism and technology conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Neurodiversity: the new 'normal'

Victoria Honeybourne is a specialist advisory teacher and has a diagnosis of autism - her latest book, The Neurodiverse Classroom is published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher. Here Victoria tells us...

Autism and mental health conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Autism and sleep: a personal perspective

Kate Ross, autistic blogger and contributor to the book Spectrum Women: walking to the beat of autism, writes about some of the sleep difficulties autistic people may face and some techniques she...

Autism and eating: compassion and connection

Lucy Skye is a trainer and consultant at The National Autistic Society and was recently diagnosed as autistic. Here Lucy explores the role that food plays in bonding people together, and suggests...

Supporting autistic pupils with PE lessons

Adele Devine is a special educational needs teacher at a school in Surrey. She is also a trainer, consultant and author of several books. In this article Adele gives us some advice on making PE...

Supporting autistic people at university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they explore different...

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