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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 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...

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...

Autism and bullying: an interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove

Dr Emily Lovegrove is a lecturer and leader of many workshops on anti-bullying strategies. Emily runs her own private practice - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - and is the...

Autism Professionals Conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

PDA and mental health

Dr Judy Eaton is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and member of Help Psychology, a team of clinicians specialising in autism and Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) in East Anglia and surrounding...

Supporting BAME autistic people and their families

Venessa Bobb is the founder of A2ndvoice, a small voluntary group run by parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Autism...

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

Making dental practices more autism-friendly

Malcolm Hamilton is an NHS Highland dentist and a member of their Autism Strategy Group. Malcolm explores how best to support autistic patients and their carers within a dental setting, offering...

Autistic women discuss meaningful relationships

Four autistic women are speaking at the forthcoming National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What is key to forming meaningful...

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