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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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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...

Autonomy and independence: an interview with Jamie+Lion

Jamie Knight and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. Jamie is a Senior Research Engineer at the BBC and has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years at events, in articles...

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 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...

Autism Professionals Conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

We have been carrying out filmed interviews at our conferences for over four years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with autistic people and leading autism...

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

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...

Autism stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Principal Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, explores the role that ethnicity and culture play in the stigma surrounding autism. Chris has created the...

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