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Autism and technology conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Technology conference took place in September 2018 and was sponsored by the Foundation of Applied Disability Research (FIRAH) and UEFA Foundation for...

Neurodiversity: the new 'normal'

Victoria Honeybourne is a specialist advisory teacher and has a diagnosis of autism - her latest book, The Neurodiverse Classroom is published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher. Here Victoria tells us...

Autism and mental health conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Autism and sleep: a personal perspective

Kate Ross, autistic blogger and contributor to the book Spectrum Women: walking to the beat of autism, writes about some of the sleep difficulties autistic people may face and some techniques she...

Autism and eating: compassion and connection

An autistic woman, recently diagnosed, explores the role that food plays in bonding people together, suggesting that society needs to be more compassionate and understanding of those who may find...

Supporting autistic people at university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they explore different...

Autism and mental capacity law: an interview with Dr Yo Dunn

Yo Dunn is a trainer, writer and consultant who provides bespoke training on all aspects of autism - especially for the social care and education sectors. Yo writes primarily on legal and policy...

Supporting autistic people into university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they offer advice and...

Autism and controlled eating

An autistic woman with a recent diagnosis of autism gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. She discusses the sensory aspects...

Anorexia nervosa: an interview with Mair Elliott and Dr William Mandy

Mair Elliott is an activist who speaks openly about her experience of being autistic and living with mental illness, campaigning for improved services for autistic children and young people. Will...

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