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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...

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...

Supporting BAME autistic people and their families

Venessa Bobb is the founder of A2ndvoice, a small voluntary group run by parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Autism...

Autism and the internet: Risks and benefits

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, examines the risks and benefits of the internet for autistic people and their families. Patrick discusses issues such as...

Archive of Network Autism interviews

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

Gender dysphoria and autism: Challenges and support

Dr Sally Powis, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Kingwood Trust and Spectrum Specialists, gives a clinician's view of the particular challenges for autistic people with gender dysphoria, and...

Filmed presentations from XI Autism-Europe Congress

The XI Autism-Europe Congress took place in Edinburgh this year, hosted by the National Autistic Society and with headline sponsors Axcis Education. Autism-Europe’s international congresses are...

Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

What does success mean for an autistic woman?

Five autistic women spoke at the National Autistic Society Women and Girls conference in a panel discussion exploring the question - 'What does success look like for an autistic woman?' We asked...

Autism stigma and the role of ethnicity and culture

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Principal Lecturer in Public Health at the University of Bedfordshire, explores the role that ethnicity and culture play in the stigma surrounding autism. Chris has created the...

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