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Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological demand avoidance conference took place in October 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Reducing autism diagnosis times for children

Rebecca Kenney, Assistant Psychologist, and Dr Martha Laxton-Kane, Clinical Psychologist, discuss how the restructure of their autism assessment pathway for children and young people at Chesterfield...

Autism and professional practice: an interview with Martijn Dekker and Zandrea Stewart

Martijn Dekker is an autistic speaker and self-advocate, and Zandrea Stewart is National Autism Programme Task and Finish Group Chair (DHSC) and Autism Advisor for the Association for Directors of...

Autistic children and sleep: an interview with Chris Hoyle

Chris Hoyle is Sleep Tight Trafford Coordinator at the Together Trust and has worked with autistic children and young people for over 30 years. Chris kindly agreed to an interview with Network Autism...

Autism and mental health conference - 2019

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference 2019 discussed a range of topics including reducing stress in school, accessing support through online communities and supporting...

Women and girls conference 2019 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Women and girls conference took place in September 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autism and music: an interview with Turtle Key Arts

Charlotte Cunningham, Jackie Walduck and Daniel Parkin are from Turtle Key Arts, an arts organisation that runs projects for young autistic people. Musical Portraits, a project they run in...

Autism assessment: an interview with Dr Sarah Lister-Brook

Dr Sarah Lister-Brook is Clinical Director for the National Autistic Society, overseeing clinical and assessment services across the life-span and therapeutic services for children and young people...

Carol Povey: Autism Show presentation

Below you can find a link to a presentation by Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society, given at the Autism Show 2019. A round-up of current issues in autism...

Autism and adulthood conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Adulthood conference took place in June 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

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