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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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Autism and sleep: a personal perspective

Kate Ross, autistic blogger and contributor to the book Spectrum Women: walking to the beat of autism, writes about some of the sleep difficulties autistic people may face and some techniques she...

Autism and mental health: an interview with Dr Ian Davidson

Dr Ian Davidson is Lead Consultant Psychiatrist to the Complex Recovery Assessment and Consultation (CRAC) service, Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS FT, and Autism Champion for The Royal College...

Autism and mental capacity law: an interview with Dr Yo Dunn

Yo Dunn is a trainer, writer and consultant who provides bespoke training on all aspects of autism - especially for the social care and education sectors. Yo writes primarily on legal and policy...

Autism and controlled eating

Lucy Skye has had a recent diagnosis of autism and in this article she gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. Lucy discusses...

Supporting autistic people with a mental health condition

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, offers some practical advice for professionals and carers/partners who support autistic people with a mental health condition. Download a PDF of this article...

Offenders conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s 17th international conference on offenders with an intellectual and/or developmental disability took place in April 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in...

‘Social Thinking’ and autism: an interview with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...

Autism and bullying: an interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove

Dr Emily Lovegrove is a lecturer and leader of many workshops on anti-bullying strategies. Emily runs her own private practice - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - and is the...

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...

The double empathy problem

Dr Damian Milton is an author, consultant, Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability at Tizard Centre, University of Kent and chair of the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC...

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