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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 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...

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...

Peer mentoring for autistic females: an interview with Dr Catriona Stewart

Dr Catriona Stewart is an Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and delivers training and consultation services. Catriona co-founded the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) following her PhD research...

Autism practice: an interview with Dean Beadle and Dr Rona Tutt

Dean Beadle is public speaker who shares his experiences of life as an autistic person, and is also a journalist and patron and honorary president to several autism charities. Dr Rona Tutt OBE is a...

Autism Act 10 years on: an interview with Tim Nicholls

Tim Nicholls is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the National Autistic Society (NAS). In his years at the NAS, Tim has worked on the new Autism Act Statutory Guidance, and campaigned on long...

Autism and healthcare: an interview with Dr Carole Buckley

Dr Carole Buckley is a retired GP and is the Royal College of General Practitioners clinical representative for autism. Carole has an autistic son and was involved in creating the autism toolkit for...

Autism Professionals Conference 2019 - presentations

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

Understanding and managing pica

Dr Liz Shea from the Birmingham Food Refusal Clinic discusses pica (the eating of non foods) and highlights the story of James Frankish who sadly died from issues related to the condition. Dr Shea...

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