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Home education for autistic children: first choice or last resort?

Sarah-Jane Critchley is the author of A Different Joy: the Parents' Guide to Living Better With Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD and more... Here, she shares her experience of home educating her autistic...

Autism and social communication skills in the classroom

Victoria Honeybourne, a Senior Advisory Teacher for Speech, Language and Communication Needs, explores the social communication difficulties of autistic students in the mainstream classroom and...

Autism in Finland

As part of our 'autism around the world' series, experts from Finland discuss autism in their country. They explore diagnosis, education, support for autistic children and adults and explain Finland'...

Supporting BAME autistic people and their families

Venessa Bobb is the founder of A2ndvoice, a small voluntary group run by parents and carers of autistic children and adults, and Branch Officer of the National Autistic Society (NAS) Lambeth Autism...

Planning for an autism friendly Christmas

Sue Goldman is an autism education specialist offering support, advice and teaching to autistic children, their families and educational settings. In this article, originally published by our...

Women and girls on the autism spectrum conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s women and girls on the autism spectrum conference took place in November 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended...

Pathological demand avoidance conference 2017 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Pathological Demand Avoidance Conference took place in October 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone...

Tools for supporting autistic people

Bo Hejlskov Elvén is a Clinical Psychologist, consultant and author of No Fighting, No Biting, No Screaming. In this article Bo discusses the tools that can be used to support autistic people, and...

Supporting trans and gender questioning autistic pupils

Joe Butler, special educational needs and disability consultant and trainer, explores how best to support trans or gender questioning autistic pupils in schools and gives advice and practical support...

Complex needs conference 2017 - presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Complex Needs conference took place in September 2017. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you may...

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