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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...

Filmed presentations from XI Autism-Europe Congress

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are...

Webchat with Professor Tony Attwood

We were extremely pleased to announce the return of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In our first, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education,...

Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: sex education for autistic children

Dr Catherine Tissot is Head of the Institute of Education, University of Reading and a Teaching Fellow.  Her main research interest focuses on autism spectrum disorders and the challenges of...

How do autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools?

Rebecca Wood is a Research Fellow at the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs at the University of Birmingham. Rebecca is also project manager of the Transform Autism Education...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: helping autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools

Rebecca Wood is a Research Fellow in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs at the University of Birmingham. She is Project Manager of the Transform Autism Education project. Here...

Back to school: autism resources

Returning to school, or indeed beginning school for the first time, is a time of enormous change for autistic pupils and involves new routines, environments and people.  Here we have gathered...

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