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Reasonable adjustments for autistic pupils’ sensory differences

Andrew Cutting, Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator at the National Autistic Society, discusses what reasonable adjustments schools should take to reduce the impact...

Autism Professionals Conference 2019 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

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 flexi-schooling

Clare Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University and the author of Autism and Flexischooling – a shared Classroom and Homeschooling approach. Clare shares...

Home education for autistic children: first choice or last resort?

Sarah-Jane Critchley is the author of A Different Joy: the Parents' Guide to Living Better With Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and more... Here, she shares her experience of home educating her autistic...

Autism in Finland

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, experts from Finland discuss autism in their country. They explore diagnosis, education, support for autistic children and adults and explain Finland'...

Planning for an autism friendly Christmas

Sue Goldman is an autism education specialist offering support, advice and teaching to autistic children, their families and educational settings. In this article, originally published by our...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

We have been carrying out filmed interviews at our conferences for over four years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with autistic people and leading autism...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: supporting pre-school children

Amanda Haydock, founder of The Rainbow Project, a specialist, supportive environment for pre-school autistic children, gives her top tips on helping pre-school autistic children to develop...

Autism and diagnosis: advice for teachers

Dean Anthony Da Conceicao, Autism Helpline Adviser at the National Autistic Society, offers some advice for teachers on what to do if they suspect a child they teach may be autistic. Dean discusses...

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