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Teaching children with ADHD

Graham Chatterley is assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of special educational needs, and two of his children have a diagnosis of autism. Here Graham suggests that...

Home education for autistic children: first choice or last resort?

Sarah-Jane Critchley is the author of A Different Joy: the Parents' Guide to Living Better With Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and more... Here, she shares her experience of home educating her autistic...

Teaching secondary school autistic students

Lynn McCann is an Autism Specialist teacher, trainer and author. Here Lynn gives us her top five tips on teaching autistic students in secondary school, taken from her latest book “How to support...

Barriers to health care for autistic people

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, discusses some of the difficulties that autistic people may face in accessing quality health care. Patrick offers some simple strategies that health care...

Autism and anxiety conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and anxiety conference took place in February 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Autism, relationships and marriage

Nicholas Marshall gives a personal insight into relationships as an autistic man. He describes how his relationship with his wife developed, what it means to him and how he has adapted to make his...

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

Autistic women discuss meaningful relationships

Four autistic women are speaking at the forthcoming National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What is key to forming meaningful...

Supporting autistic parents

Kabie Brook, an autistic parent and chairperson/co-founder of Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH), gives advice for professionals on how to support autistic parents. This article first appeared in...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

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