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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...

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...

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...

Emotional wellbeing in autistic students: an interview with Justin Price

Justin Price is Head Teacher at Freemantles School in Woking which support children and young people with complex communication needs, many of whom are autistic. Since taking on this role Justin and...

Autism and controlled eating

Lucy Skye has had a recent diagnosis of autism and in this article she gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. Lucy discusses...
Dr 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. Here Clare...

Axcis education blog

Axcis, our fantastic exclusive sponsors, have kindly agreed to contribute to a quarterly blog for the site. Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in...

‘Social Thinking’ and autism: an interview with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...

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