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Top 10 tips for new teaching assistants

Emily Marbaix, Content Manager at Axcis Education, originally trained as a secondary science teacher and taught in London for several years before moving to education recruitment. In this article...

Rise in exclusions for autistic pupils in England

Andrew Cutting, Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator for the National Autistic Society, explores the rise in the number of autistic pupils in England being excluded....

Epilepsy and autism

Dr Roberto Tuchman, Chief, Department of Neurology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Angela Barker, Support Worker at the National Autistic Society, share their knowledge on the relationship...

SEND Code of Practice: advice for schools

In this article, Alex Grady, Education Development Officer at nasen Education, talks about the SEND Code of Practice and offers advice for schools still struggling to implement it. This article...

Self-harm and autism: an interview with Lucy Sanctuary

Lucy Sanctuary is a paediatric speech and language therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. Lucy kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National...

Autism and self-harm

Lucy Sanctuary is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. In this article she discusses the reasons why autistic children may self-injure, and explores...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

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...

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...

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

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