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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Autism and eating: compassion and connection

Lucy Skye is a trainer and consultant at The National Autistic Society and was recently diagnosed as autistic. Here Lucy explores the role that food plays in bonding people together, and suggests...

Supporting autistic people at university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they explore different...

Autism and mental capacity law: an interview with Dr Yo Dunn

Yo Dunn is a trainer, writer and consultant who provides bespoke training on all aspects of autism - especially for the social care and education sectors. Yo writes primarily on legal and policy...

Supporting autistic people into university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they offer advice and...

Emotional wellbeing in autistic students: an interview with Justin Price

Justin Price is Head Teacher at Freemantles School in Woking which support children and young people with complex communication needs, many of whom are autistic. Since taking on this role Justin and...

Autism and controlled eating

Lucy Skye has had a recent diagnosis of autism and in this article she gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. Lucy discusses...

Supporting autistic people with a mental health condition

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, offers some practical advice for professionals and carers/partners who support autistic people with a mental health condition. Download a PDF of this article...

Offenders conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s 17th international conference on offenders with an intellectual and/or developmental disability took place in April 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in...

Anorexia nervosa: an interview with Mair Elliott and Dr William Mandy

Mair Elliott is an activist who speaks openly about her experience of being autistic and living with mental illness, campaigning for improved services for autistic children and young people. Will...

‘Social Thinking’ and autism: an interview with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...

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