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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...

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...

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