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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...

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...

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...

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...

Supporting autistic parents

Kabie Brook, an autistic parent and chairperson/co-founder of Autism Rights Group Highland (ARGH), gives advice for professionals on how to support autistic parents. This article first appeared in...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Supporting autistic people in police custody

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, explores how police officers can support autistic people in police custody and those that are witnesses. The article...

Autism and self-harm

Lucy Sanctuary is a Paediatric Speech and Language Therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. In this article she discusses the reasons why autistic children may self-injure, and explores...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

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