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Autism and diagnosis: advice for teachers

Dean Anthony Da Conceicao, Autism Helpline Adviser at the National Autistic Society, offers some advice for teachers on what to do if they suspect a child they teach may be autistic. Dean discusses...

Creating autism-friendly classrooms

David Burns, an autistic adult and member of Mensa, is the author of “Do lemons have feathers? More to autism than meets the eye”. He has written a guide which offers strategies to support autistic...

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...

Webchat with Professor Simon Baron-Cohen

We were delighted to host the second of our series of four webchats with leading autism experts from around the world. In this second, FREE one hour webchat, sponsored by Axcis Education, we were ...

Sensory challenges for autistic pupils

Phoebe Caldwell is an Intensive Interaction practitioner working mainly with autistic children and adults, and the author of many books including The Anger Box: Sensory turmoil and pain in autism. In...

Autism in Greece: improving awareness

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Polly Kourasti, Psychologist and Holiday Program Coordinator for A Million Senses discusses the current landscape of support,...

Autism and employment: an interview with Callum McCrosson

Callum McCrosson is the Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland. Callum kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-...

Autistic women, pregnancy and motherhood

Lana Grant is a specialist advisor and advocate for autistic people and their families. She has a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome which she received in her late 30's. Here, Lana gives an insight into...

Autism and sex education: an interview with Jonna Oksanen

Jonna Oksanen, works as a Specialist for the Autism Foundation of Finland. She is the author of "Sexual Health and Relationships skills, a Guide for the Adolescents and Adults on the Autism Spectrum...

Autism in Denmark: still much to do

As part of our series of articles focusing on 'autism around the world', Heidi Thamestrup, President of Autism Denmark discusses the current landscape of support, provision and understanding for...

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