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Autism and mental health conference - 2019

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference 2019 discussed a range of topics including reducing stress in school, accessing support through online communities and supporting...

Women and girls conference 2019 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Women and girls conference took place in September 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autism and music: an interview with Turtle Key Arts

Charlotte Cunningham, Jackie Walduck and Daniel Parkin are from Turtle Key Arts, an arts organisation that runs projects for young autistic people. Musical Portraits, a project they run in...

Autism assessment: an interview with Dr Sarah Lister-Brook

Dr Sarah Lister-Brook is Clinical Director for the National Autistic Society, overseeing clinical and assessment services across the life-span and therapeutic services for children and young people...

Carol Povey: Autism Show presentation

Below you can find a link to a presentation by Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society, given at the Autism Show 2019. A round-up of current issues in autism...

Timpson review of school exclusions

Andrew Cutting, Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator, and Catriona Moore, Policy and Parliamentary Officer from the National Autistic Society examine the Government’s...

Autism and adulthood conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Adulthood conference took place in June 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autonomy and independence: an interview with Jamie+Lion

Jamie Knight and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. Jamie is a Senior Research Engineer at the BBC and has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years at events, in articles...

Peer mentoring for autistic females: an interview with Dr Catriona Stewart

Dr Catriona Stewart is an Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and delivers training and consultation services. Catriona co-founded the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) following her PhD research...

Sensory differences: an interview with Peter Vermeulen

Peter Vermeulen is Senior Lecturer, Consultant and Founder of Autism in Context. He has written more than 15 books on autism and presents all over Europe and beyond. Peter kindly agreed to be...

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