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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...

Webchat with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

We were delighted to host the second of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In this second, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education, we were ...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...

Tools for autism professionals: an interview with Gunilla Gerland

Gunilla Gerland is a Swedish independent autism advocate who has been working as a staff counsellor in schools, group homes and psychiatric care. She has drawn from her professional and personal...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Cutting autistic children's hair

Going to the hairdressers can be a very distressing experience for autistic children due to sensory issues such as a sensitivity to noise and touch. In this article Jim the Trim, a hairdresser from...

Autism and eating issues: an interview with Dr Elizabeth Shea

Dr Elizabeth Shea is Clinical Psychologist at the Birmingham Food Refusal Service. Elizabeth kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International...

Working with autistic students: language and communication

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs at Telford and Wrekin Local Authority, discusses some of the less obvious communication difficulties that...

Top autism tips for professionals

We have been developing a series of articles focusing on top autism tips for professionals since 2014 and we've now brought all of these top tips together in this one central article. These top tips...

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