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What does success mean for an autistic woman?

Five autistic women spoke at the National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What does success look like for an autistic woman?' We asked...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: sex education for autistic children

Dr Catherine Tissot is Head of the Institute of Education, University of Reading and a Teaching Fellow.  Her main research interest focuses on autism spectrum disorders and the challenges of...

Autism stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Principal Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, explores the role that ethnicity and culture play in the stigma surrounding autism. Chris has created the...

Back to school: autism resources

Returning to school, or indeed beginning school for the first time, is a time of enormous change for autistic pupils and involves new routines, environments and people.  Here we have gathered...

Gender identity disorder and autism: interview with Dr Sally Powis

Dr Sally Powis is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked with autistic children and adults since 1999. In this interview she discusses the difficulties facing autistic people who have...

Autism diagnosis: interview with Dr Eric London

Dr Eric London is currently the Director of the Autism Treatment Research Laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. In this interview he discusses...

Transitioning to adulthood: interview with Dr Elizabeth Barrett

Dr Elizabeth Barrett is a parent and advocate for her autistic son, Dylan, for whom she was sole carer until his transition to adult residential care in July 2015. She is also a Senior Lecturer in...

Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional wellbeing, and Phil Christie is a Consultant Child...

Leaving secure environments: interview with Richard Curen

Richard Curen is Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Respond where he oversees the forensic assessment and treatment services. In this interview Richard discusses the challenges facing autistic...

Managing Money

Rachel Sloan is the Online Training Development Manager at the National Autistic Society (NAS). In this article, Rachel discusses how the NAS developed an online Managing Money module that aims to ...

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