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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 sleep: a personal perspective

Kate Ross, autistic blogger and contributor to the book Spectrum Women: walking to the beat of autism, writes about some of the sleep difficulties autistic people may face and some techniques she...

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 pupils with PE lessons

Adele Devine is a special educational needs teacher at a school in Surrey. She is also a trainer, consultant and author of several books. In this article Adele gives us some advice on making PE...

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...

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...

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