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Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional wellbeing, and Phil Christie is a Consultant Child...

Parent support after an autism diagnosis

Gianna Colizza, Head of the Gesher School, and Chair of the Camden National Autistic Society branch, discusses her approach to supporting parents after a child's autism diagnosis.  Download a PDF of...

Autism in Australia: Tania Marshall

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, Tania Marshall discusses autism awareness in Australia in this exclusive article. Tania is a psychologist and author and her first book, “I Am...

Preparing for Christmas: autism resources

The Christmas period, with lots of change, social interaction, expectations and demands to negotiate, can be a very exciting but often stressful time of the year for many autistic people. We have put...

Preparing for the summer holidays

The summer holiday can be a difficult time for autistic people and their families. Whether going away for some of the summer or staying at home, the change in routine can be a challenge. Here we have...

Interview with Dr Rosemary Tozer: adult siblings and autism

Dr Rosemary Tozer is a former Research Fellow from the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and has published many articles on supporting families and siblings of autistic people...
Sibs is a UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. Although Sibs represents the needs of siblings whose brothers and sisters have a wide range of disabilities, over one...

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