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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...

Transitioning to adulthood: interview with Dr Elizabeth Barrett

Dr Elizabeth Barrett is a parent and advocate for her autistic son, Dylan, for whom she was sole carer until his transition to adult residential care in July 2015. She is also a Senior Lecturer in...

Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional wellbeing, and Phil Christie is a Consultant Child...

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