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Interview with Michael Kennedy: autism and the Mental Health Act

In this interview Michael Kennedy discusses autism and the Mental Health Act (England and Wales), including recent revisions to the code of practice and how these may affect autistic people. Michael...

In conversation with Donna Williams

World renowned autistic author, musician and autism consultant, Donna Williams, recently took part in the first of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In...

Interview with Dr Sarah Cassidy: autism and suicide

Dr Sarah Cassidy currently leads the Atypical Development Research Theme in the Centre for Research in Psychology Behaviour and Achievement, Coventry University. Her recent post-doctoral work has...

Interview with Dr Wenn Lawson: autism and gender dysphoria

In this fascinating interview, Dr Wenn Lawson discusses gender dysphoria and his personal experiences of gender. Wenn is a highly regarded psychologist, lecturer and author who is passionate about...

Autism, ageing and women: not invisible, just ignored

In this article, Cos Michael, a freelance consultant, writer and trainer; and an autistic speaker discusses the lack of research for older autistic women and calls upon decision makers to priotise...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: transitioning from education to employment

In this article Graham Quinn, Executive Principal of the New Bridge Group, gives his top 5 tips on supporting young people in the transition from education and employment. Download a PDF of this...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: employing an autistic person

In this article Ben Morris, an autistic adult, gives us his top 5 tips on employing an autistic person. Ben has also written an article on Network Autism about the steps he and his employer have...

An autistic guide to successfully maintaining employment

In this article Ben Morris, an autistic adult, discusses the steps he and his employer have taken to create a working environment which supports both him and the aims of the organisation. The article...

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...

Preparing for the summer holidays

The summer holiday can be a difficult time for autistic people and their families. Whether going away for some of the summer or staying at home, the change in routine can be a challenge. Here we have...

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