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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: behaviour support

Nadia Khan, Behaviour Coordinator at the National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland, gives us her top five tips on positive behaviour support for autistic people. Download a PDF of this article Author...

Jon Adams on autism, diagnosis and creativity

In this article, Jon Adams, autistic freelance artist and Artist in Residence/Research Fellow at the University of Portsmouth, discusses the difficulties he faced pre-diagnosis, and how autism has...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: supporting an autistic person in employment

Leena Haque, BBC Neurodiversity Lead, and Sean Gilroy, BBC North Finance Business Partner, give us their top 5 tips on supporting an autistic person in employment. Download a PDF version of this...

Neurodiversity in the workplace

In this article Leena Haque, BBC Neurodiversity Lead, and Sean Gilroy, BBC North Finance Business Partner, explore the benefits of embracing a neurodiverse workforce, and look at a BBC project which...

Emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people

In this article Dr Caroline Smith, Specialist Educational Psychologist and licensed FRIENDS trainer, explores emotional wellbeing and mental health in young autistic people. Dr Smith looks at...

Preparing for the summer holidays

The summer holiday can be a difficult time for autistic people and their families. Whether going away for some of the summer or staying at home, the change in routine can be a challenge. Here we have...

An interview with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently. Steve's award-winning science writing has also appeared in Wired, The...

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