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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...

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...

Autism and controlled eating

An autistic woman with a recent diagnosis of autism gives a very personal and fascinating insight into some of the challenges she experiences with food and eating. She discusses the sensory aspects...
Dr Clare Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University and the author of Autism and Flexischooling – a shared Classroom and Homeschooling approach. Here Clare...

Autism and bullying: an interview with Dr Emily Lovegrove

Dr Emily Lovegrove is a lecturer and leader of many workshops on anti-bullying strategies. Emily runs her own private practice - working mainly with autistic children and young adults - and is the...

Autism and flexi-schooling

Clare Lawrence is a Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at Bishop Grosseteste University and the author of Autism and Flexischooling – a shared Classroom and Homeschooling approach. Clare shares...

Resources to support autistic pupils with exams

Exams can be stressful for all students, but particularly for autistic children and young people who may struggle with revision and the exams themselves. We have put together a number of articles and...

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'...

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