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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...

Summer holidays: resources to support families

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

Transition from secondary school to adulthood

In this article, Rachel Babbidge, Transition Support Coordinator at the NAS discusses how to prepare and support young people with autism and their families for the transition from secondary school...

Interview with Dr Rosemary Tozer: adult siblings and autism

Dr Rosemary Tozer is a former Research Fellow from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and has published many articles on supporting families and siblings of autistic people...

Gender dysphoria and autism

Dr Wenn Lawson is a highly regarded psychologist, lecturer and author who is passionate about the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. Dr Lawson is autistic and has studied, researched...

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...

Advice services for older people with autism

Helen Kalia is a specialist rights advisor for a recently established National Autistic Society advice service for people with autism aged over 40: Autism and Ageing. In this article, Helen discusses...

Transitions for young people on the autism spectrum

In this article Alice Evans, Deputy Headteacher (Special Cohort) at Park House School, shares her advice and experience regarding transitions in a conversation with Patrick Sims from the National...

Autism at work: Releasing talent and harnessing creativity

To mark world autism awareness day last April, the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) hosted an event to discuss how workplaces can adapt to offer greater...
This is a summary of an article that appeared in a Scottish Autism Strategy special edition of Good Autism Practice (GAP) from November 2013. The full article, The ‘Autism One Stop Shop’: a...

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