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Teaching secondary school autistic students

Lynn McCann is an Autism Specialist teacher, trainer and author. Here Lynn gives us her top five tips on teaching autistic students in secondary school, taken from her latest book “How to support...

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...

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Supporting trans and gender questioning autistic pupils

Joe Butler, special educational needs and disability consultant and trainer, explores how best to support trans or gender questioning autistic pupils in schools and gives advice and practical support...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Top 5 autism tips: transport to school for autistic students

Brian Sainsbury is Head Teacher at Woodcroft School. The school won the Autism Accreditation Excellence Award at the 2017 Autism Professionals Awards for their innovative home-school transport scheme...

Using yoga with autistic pupils

Jyoti Manuel, founder and Lead Practitioner at Special Yoga, explores why they believe that yoga and mindfulness approaches can benefit autistic pupils and staff in schools. Download a PDF of this...

Designing schools for autistic pupils

Martin Peat is Director of Richardson and Peat, a contractor with experience of designing and building schools for autistic children, including the National Autistic Society’s Cullum Centre. Here...

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