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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...

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...

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