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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...

Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

Dr Nigel Newbutt is a senior researcher at the University of the West of England in the fields of autism, technology and education. His work has recently identified opportunities for working with...

Autism and anxiety conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and anxiety conference took place in February 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

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 four years, in that time we have accumulated an ever growing collection of interviews with autistic people and leading autism...

The potential of wearable devices for autistic people

Professor Rosalind W. Picard, Sc.D, founder and director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, explains the journey she has been on...

Autism and sensory issues: an interview with Paul Isaacs

Paul Isaacs is an autistic trainer, speaker, consultant and blogger. He has co-authored several books including Life through a Kaleidoscope and Living through the Haze. In this interview he discusses...

Visual perception in autism

Paul Isaacs, an autism consultant and trainer, explores visual perception in autism, focusing on object, meaning and face blindness. Paul, an autistic adult and author of several books, also...

Promoting happiness in autistic people

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. In this article Peter explores why we should be focusing on improving the wellbeing and happiness of...

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