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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 ...

Autism and homelessness

Liza Dresner, Director at Resources for Autism, discusses the links between autism and homelessness. Resources for Autism offers a range of services to autistic children and adults in the Greater...

Parent support after an autism diagnosis

Gianna Colizza, Head of the Gesher School, and Chair of the Camden National Autistic Society branch, discusses her approach to supporting parents after a child's autism diagnosis.  Download a PDF of...

Read our webchat with Dr Judith Gould

In this final webchat in our series of webchats with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome world renowned Dr Judith Gould. This series of...

Making a ‘Living Classroom’ in the community – the Greenside Studio

Dawn Brown, Autism Lead at Greenside School in Stevenage, describes their ‘living classroom’ in the community project which aims to make employment more accessible to autistic people with severe...

Reducing anxiety in autistic people: interview with Sharon Jeffreys and Dr Melanie Bruce

Dr Melanie Bruce is a clinical psychologist working in a specialist community team in Norfolk, and Sharon Jeffreys is a learning disability and mental health nurse. Melanie and Sharon worked together...

Guten Tag! Why foreign languages have a place in autism education

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the benefits of learning modern foreign languages for autistic children. Victoria is the author...

Promoting happiness in autistic people

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. In this article Peter explores why we should be focusing on improving the wellbeing and happiness of...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: autism-friendly museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, gives us her top 5 tips on making museums more accessible for autistic people and their...

Autism and wellbeing: interview with Dr Peter Vermeulen

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. He has published more than 15 books and several articles on autism, including “Autism as context...

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