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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...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

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...

Top 5 autism tips: employment - recruitment and interviews

In these two filmed interviews, Catherine Leggett, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top 5 autism tips for autistic people and employers on recruitment and...

Top autism tips: employment - reasonable adjustments

In these two filmed interviews, Emily Swiatek, Employment Training Consultant with the National Autistic Society gives her top autism tips for reasonable adjustments in the workplace, both for...

Top 5 autism tips: fostering

Lee and Jacqui are foster carers with Credo Care, an independent, not-for-profit fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning...

Fostering autistic children

Jack Annis is the Development Co-ordinator at Credo Care, an independent, not-for-profit fostering agency specialising in the care of children with disabilities, complex medical needs and learning...

Gender identity disorder and autism: interview with Dr Sally Powis

Dr Sally Powis is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and has worked with autistic children and adults since 1999. In this interview she discusses the difficulties facing autistic people who have...

Autism diagnosis: interview with Dr Eric London

Dr Eric London is currently the Director of the Autism Treatment Research Laboratory at the New York State Institute for Basic Research in Developmental Disabilities. In this interview he discusses...

Transitioning to adulthood: interview with Dr Elizabeth Barrett

Dr Elizabeth Barrett is a parent and advocate for her autistic son, Dylan, for whom she was sole carer until his transition to adult residential care in July 2015. She is also a Senior Lecturer in...

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