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Autism Professionals Conference 2020 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in February 2020. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else who...

Pathological demand avoidance (PDA) conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological demand avoidance conference took place in October 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

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 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 and healthcare: an interview with Dr Carole Buckley

Dr Carole Buckley is a retired GP and is the Royal College of General Practitioners clinical representative for autism. Carole has an autistic son and was involved in creating the autism toolkit for...

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