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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...

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...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

We have been carrying out filmed interviews at our conferences for over four years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with autistic people and leading autism...

Top autism tips: employment - reasonable adjustments

In these two filmed interviews, Emily Swiatek, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top autism tips for reasonable adjustments in the workplace, both for...

Autism and homelessness

Liza Dresner, Director at Resources for Autism, discusses the links between autism and homelessness. Resources for Autism offers a range of services to autistic children and adults in the Greater...

Autism in the United States: Steve Silberman

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, Steve Silberman discusses attitudes towards autism in the United States in this exclusive article. Steve is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of...

Autism and personal budgets: an interview with Lesley Waugh

Lesley Waugh is the national brokerage coordinator at the National Autistic Society. In this interview Lesley discusses what Personal Budgets, including accessing and best use of them.  Lesley kindly...