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Autistic participation: an interview with Jack Welch and Dr Joe Long

Jack Welch has been a Youth Patron of Ambitious about Autism since June 2015 and specialises in participation and youth voice, working across a range of local and national organisations to boost the...

How I use my social care budget

Jamie is an autistic web developer, writer, speaker and mountain biker. Lion is a plushie who goes everywhere with him. Here, Jamie gives a personal account of how he approaches life and how he uses...

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...

Dentistry and autism: parental experiences

Nicole Thomas is a dental hygienist who, inspired by her work and own experience, carried out research on parents' views of visiting the dentist with their autistic child. Nicole discusses the...

Executive functioning problems in autism: a personal perspective

Finn Gardiner is a community educator, researcher, advocate, and designer, currently working with the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy at Brandeis University and the Autistic Self Advocacy...

Autism in Finland

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, experts from Finland discuss autism in their country. They explore diagnosis, education, support for autistic children and adults and explain Finland'...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Tools for supporting autistic people

Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a Clinical Psychologist, consultant and author of No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming. In this article Bo discusses the tools that can be used to support autistic people, and...

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...

Webchat with Dr Peter Vermeulen

We were delighted to host our the third in our series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world with the world renowned author, lecturer and consultant Dr Peter Vermeulen. The...

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