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Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional wellbeing, and Phil Christie is a Consultant Child...

Leaving secure environments: interview with Richard Curen

Richard Curen is Consultant Forensic Psychotherapist at Respond where he oversees the forensic assessment and treatment services. In this interview Richard discusses the challenges facing autistic...

Autism and homelessness

Liza Dresner, Director at Resources for Autism, discusses the links between autism and homelessness. Resources for Autism offers a range of services to autistic children and adults in the Greater...

Autism: sensory needs and criminal justice

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society discusses sensory needs and how these can potentially lead to issues involving, and within the criminal justice service....

Parent support after an autism diagnosis

Gianna Colizza, Head of the Gesher School, and Chair of the Camden National Autistic Society branch, discusses her approach to supporting parents after a child's autism diagnosis.  Download a PDF of...

Reducing anxiety in autistic people: interview with Sharon Jeffreys and Dr Melanie Bruce

Dr Melanie Bruce is a clinical psychologist working in a specialist community team in Norfolk, and Sharon Jeffreys is a learning disability and mental health nurse. Melanie and Sharon worked together...

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...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: autism-friendly museums

Claire Madge, volunteer at the Museum of London, Access Panel Member at the Horniman Museum and museum blogger, gives us her top 5 tips on making museums more accessible for autistic people and their...

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