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Autism and wellbeing: interview with Dr Peter Vermeulen

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. He has published more than 15 books and several articles on autism, including “Autism as context...

Safeguarding and Total Attachment: interview with Dr Celia Harbottle

Dr Celia Harbottle is a lecturer and trainer in the field of health and social care and delivers a wide variety of programmes and courses on topics such as managing conflict in care settings and...

Autism and ageing: interview with Prof Carol Walker and Susanne Larcombe

Carol Walker is Emerita Professor of Social Policy at the University of Lincoln and has written extensively on learning disability, in particular in relation to ageing. Susanne Larcombe manages...

Autism: planning for transition into community living

Dr Mitzi Waltz, disability consultant, trainer and writer gives hers tips and advice on supporting autistic people to transition into community living. Dr Waltz discusses working in a person-centred...

Autism: planning for independent living in the community

Dr Mitzi Waltz, disability consultant, trainer and writer gives hers tips and advice on supporting autistic people to successfully live independently in the community. Dr Waltz discusses key areas...

Autism in Australia: Tania Marshall

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, Tania Marshall discusses autism awareness in Australia in this exclusive article. Tania is a psychologist and author and her first book, “I Am...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: teaching swimming

Amy Webster, Active for Autism Coordinator at the National Autistic Society, gives us her top 5 tips on teaching autistic people to swim.  Although the following tips are intended specifically for...

Involving African families in the education of their autistic children

Olatokunbo Bankole, Special Educational Needs Advisor for Autism PIN, explores how to support African and BME families with autistic children in the education system, highlighting a need to be aware...

Autism in the United States: Steve Silberman

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, Steve Silberman discusses attitudes towards autism in the United States in this exclusive article. Steve is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: making your hospital autism-friendly

Lyn Bailey, Equality & Patient Experience Manager at East Cheshire NHS Trust, gives us her top 5 tips on making hospitals autism-friendly. Download a PDF of this article Author: Lyn Bailey Top 5...

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