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Autism and professional practice: an interview with Martijn Dekker and Zandrea Stewart

Martijn Dekker is an autistic speaker and self-advocate, and Zandrea Stewart is National Autism Programme Task and Finish Group Chair (DHSC) and Autism Advisor for the Association for Directors of...

Autism and mental health conference - 2019

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference 2019 discussed a range of topics including reducing stress in school, accessing support through online communities and supporting...

Autism and music: an interview with Turtle Key Arts

Charlotte Cunningham, Jackie Walduck and Daniel Parkin are from Turtle Key Arts, an arts organisation that runs projects for young autistic people. Musical Portraits, a project they run in...

Autism and adulthood conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Adulthood conference took place in June 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Autonomy and independence: an interview with Jamie+Lion

Jamie Knight and Lion are an autistic duo who live in Romford. Jamie is a Senior Research Engineer at the BBC and has been speaking about his autistic life for over 10 years at events, in articles...

Peer mentoring for autistic females: an interview with Dr Catriona Stewart

Dr Catriona Stewart is an Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and delivers training and consultation services. Catriona co-founded the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) following her PhD research...

Sensory differences: an interview with Peter Vermeulen

Peter Vermeulen is Senior Lecturer, Consultant and Founder of Autism in Context. He has written more than 15 books on autism and presents all over Europe and beyond. Peter kindly agreed to be...

Autism Act 10 years on: an interview with Tim Nicholls

Tim Nicholls is Head of Policy and Public Affairs at the National Autistic Society (NAS). In his years at the NAS, Tim has worked on the new Autism Act Statutory Guidance, and campaigned on long...

Autism Professionals Conference 2019 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

Dr Nigel Newbutt is a senior researcher at the University of the West of England in the fields of autism, technology and education. His work has recently identified opportunities for working with...

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