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Autism and co-occurring conditions conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and co-occurring conditions conference took place in January 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and...

Changes to the autism diagnostic criteria - a discussion

The forthcoming National Autistic Society Autism Professionals Conference 2019 features a panel discussion on changes to the diagnostic criteria in both the ICD-11 and DSM-5. Three of the panellists...

Autistic pupils and exclusions

Sarah-Jane Critchley is the author of 'A Different Joy: The Parents' Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More...' and a trainer and speaker. Here Sarah-Jane discusses the causes,...

Autism, teaching and me

Jennifer Pollock is a qualified teacher, mathematics tutor and volunteers at two local schools. Jennifer was diagnosed as autistic when she was a child, and in this article she explores why she chose...

Pathological demand avoidance conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological demand avoidance conference took place in November 2018. Below is a list of presentations from the conference that we permission to share, for delegates...

Women and girls conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Women and girls conference took place in October 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autism and technology conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Neurodiversity: the new 'normal'

Victoria Honeybourne is a specialist advisory teacher and has a diagnosis of autism - her latest book, The Neurodiverse Classroom is published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher. Here Victoria tells us...

Autism and mental health conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

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...

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