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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,...

Autism, teaching and me

Jennifer Pollock is a qualified teacher, mathematics tutor and volunteers at two local schools. Jennifer was diagnosed as autistic when she was a child, and in this article she explores why she chose...

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...

Autistic young people and bullying

Dr Emily Lovegrove runs her own private practice offering anti-bullying strategies - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - focusing on strategies that work with our biological...

Autism and technology conference - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism and Technology conference took place in September 2018 and was sponsored by the Foundation of Applied Disability Research (FIRAH) and UEFA Foundation for...

Neurodiversity: the new 'normal'

Victoria Honeybourne is a specialist advisory teacher and has a diagnosis of autism - her latest book, The Neurodiverse Classroom is published by Jessica Kingsley Publisher. Here Victoria tells us...

Supporting autistic pupils with PE lessons

Adele Devine is a special educational needs teacher at a school in Surrey. She is also a trainer, consultant and author of several books. In this article Adele gives us some advice on making PE...

Supporting autistic people at university

Martyn Brown is the Student Support Coordinator for London and South East and Rachel Babbidge is Transitions Support Coordinator, both at the National Autistic Society. Here they explore different...

EHCPs in 2018: where are we now?

Matt Keer discusses the recent annual statistical review of Education, Health and Care Plans, exploring how the new system is progressing. This article originally appeared on Special Needs Jungle. ...

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