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Risks of early death in autism: an interview with Dr James Cusack

Dr James Cusack is Director of Science at Autistica. James kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National...

Top autism tips for employment

Within this article we’ve compiled our employment top tips interviews, filmed in conjunction with the National Autistic Society’s Employment Training team. The interviews give advice on various...

Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

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...

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...

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...

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