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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...

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...

Safeguarding autistic children conference

Watch filmed presentations from the National Autistic Society's safeguarding children conference from 2015. The conference featured a number of leading professionals in the field who spoke of the...

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...

Using Positive Behavioural Support in NAS adult services

In this article Louise Albert, Deputy Area Manager of National Autistic Society (NAS) Cymru, explains what Positive Behavioural Support is, how it is used in NAS adult services and how it has been...

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