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Carol Povey: Autism Show presentation

Below you can find a link to a presentation by Carol Povey, Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society, given at the Autism Show 2019. A round-up of current issues in autism...

Autism and adulthood conference: presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Adulthood conference took place in June 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

Peer mentoring for autistic females: an interview with Dr Catriona Stewart

Dr Catriona Stewart is an Autism Advisor at Scottish Autism and delivers training and consultation services. Catriona co-founded the Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) following her PhD research...

Sensory differences: an interview with Peter Vermeulen

Peter Vermeulen is Senior Lecturer, Consultant and Founder of Autism in Context. He has written more than 15 books on autism and presents all over Europe and beyond. Peter kindly agreed to be...

Offenders conference 2019 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s 18th International conference on offenders with an intellectual and/or developmental disability took place in April 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in...

Autism and healthcare: an interview with Dr Carole Buckley

Dr Carole Buckley is a retired GP and is the Royal College of General Practitioners clinical representative for autism. Carole has an autistic son and was involved in creating the autism toolkit for...

Autism Professionals Conference 2019 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Understanding and managing pica

Dr Liz Shea from the Birmingham Food Refusal Clinic discusses pica (the eating of non foods) and highlights the story of James Frankish who sadly died from issues related to the condition. Dr Shea...

Autism and co-occurring conditions conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and co-occurring conditions conference took place in January 2019. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and...

Changes to the autism diagnostic criteria - a discussion

The forthcoming National Autistic Society Autism Professionals Conference 2019 features a panel discussion on changes to the diagnostic criteria in both the ICD-11 and DSM-5. Three of the panellists...

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