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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...

Autistic pupils and exclusions

Sarah-Jane Critchley is the author of 'A Different Joy: The Parents' Guide to Living Better with Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and More...' and a trainer and speaker. Here Sarah-Jane discusses the causes,...

Pathological demand avoidance conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological demand avoidance conference took place in November 2018. Below is a list of presentations from the conference that we permission to share, for delegates...

Using virtual reality with autistic pupils

Dr Nigel Newbutt is a senior researcher at the University of the West of England in the fields of autism, technology and education. His work has recently identified opportunities for working with...

Women and girls conference - presentations

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

Autism and technology conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Autism and mental health conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and mental health conference took place in September 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

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...

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