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Anorexia nervosa: an interview with Mair Elliott and Dr William Mandy

Mair Elliott is an activist who speaks openly about her experience of being autistic and living with mental illness, campaigning for improved services for autistic children and young people. Will...

Autism and epilepsy: an interview with Jen Leavesley and Dr Rohit Shankar

Jen Leavesley is an autistic adult with epilepsy, and an Independent Supporter for SEND in Birmingham. Dr Rohit Shankar is a Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist and medical lead for the adult...

Autistic participation: an interview with Jack Welch and Dr Joe Long

Jack Welch has been a Youth Patron of Ambitious about Autism since June 2015 and specialises in participation and youth voice, working across a range of local and national organisations to boost the...

‘Social Thinking’ and autism: an interview with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...

Autism and employment: an interview with Dr Anna Remington and Arran Linton-Smith

Dr Anna Remington is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and Arran Linton-Smith is a Senior Consultant and Autistic Employment Advocate...

Autism Professionals Conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Teaching secondary school autistic students

Lynn McCann is an Autism Specialist teacher, trainer and author. Here Lynn gives us her top five tips on teaching autistic students in secondary school, taken from her latest book “How to support...

The double empathy problem

Dr Damian Milton is an author, consultant, Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disability at Tizard Centre, University of Kent and chair of the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC...

Barriers to health care for autistic people

Patrick Sims, a freelance autism writer, discusses some of the difficulties that autistic people may face in accessing quality health care. Patrick offers some simple strategies that health care...

Autism and anxiety conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s autism and anxiety conference took place in February 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

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