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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...

Interview with Simon Humphreys: autism and good practice in design

Simon Humphreys has been in private practice for over 21 years specialising in autism environments. As an architect he has designed many buildings for autistic adults and children, including...

Interview with Michael Kennedy: autism and the Mental Health Act

In this interview Michael Kennedy discusses autism and the Mental Health Act (England and Wales), including recent revisions to the code of practice and how these may affect autistic people. Michael...

Social care: an autistic adult's perspective

In this article Paddy-Joe Moran, an autistic adult, gives his personal perspective of social care. In particular he raises concerns over recent reports of inappropriate detentions of young people...

Read our webchat with Donna Williams

We are very pleased to announce that we will be hosting another series of 4 webchats with leading autism experts from around the world thanks to the generous support of our sponsors Axcis Education....

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: employing an autistic person

In this article Ben Morris, an autistic adult, gives us his top 5 tips on employing an autistic person. Ben has also written an article on Network Autism about the steps he and his employer have...

An autistic guide to successfully maintaining employment

In this article Ben Morris, an autistic adult, discusses the steps he and his employer have taken to create a working environment which supports both him and the aims of the organisation. The article...

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