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Top 5 autism tips for professionals: Improving emotional wellbeing in autistic young people

In this article Caroline Smith, Specialist Educational Psychologist and licensed FRIENDS trainer, provides her top 5 tips for developing emotional wellbeing and promoting mental health in young...

Emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people

In this article Dr Caroline Smith, Specialist Educational Psychologist and licensed FRIENDS trainer, explores emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people. Dr Smith looks at...

Storify of Q&A with Sarah Hendrickx

In the first of our series of 12 new education and autism Twitter Q&A's sponsored by Axcis Education we were delighted to have as our expert panellist, Sarah Hendrickx, independent autism trainer...

Transition from secondary school to adulthood

In this article, Rachel Babbidge, Transition Support Coordinator at the National Autistic Society discusses how to prepare and support young autistic people and their families for the transition from...

Anxiety and autism in the classroom

In this article, autism specialist and autistic adult Sarah Hendrickx discusses the topic of anxiety and autism in education. Sarah suggests instead of seeing anxiety as a separate and distinct issue...

Interview with Gina Davies: Walking and talking autism

Gina Davies is a specialist Speech and Language Therapist who has developed practical intervention strategies for parents and professionals working with autistic children. Last year, Gina undertook a...

Safeguarding autistic children conference

Watch filmed presentations from the National Autistic Society's safeguarding children conference from 2015. The conference featured a number of leading professionals in the field who spoke of the...

An interview with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently. Steve's award-winning science writing has also appeared in Wired, The...

The SEND reform journey – where are we now?

In this article Lorraine Petersen OBE (Educational Consultant and previous CEO of NASEN) reviews the progress made since the SEND reform was introduced last year. Download a PDF version of this...

Top 5 autism tips: inclusion in education

Andy Cutting, the National Autistic Society's specialist exclusions adviser, gives his Top 5 Tips for overcoming the barriers to inclusion in education. This article aims to provide an easy read...

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