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Women and autism: an interview with Charlene Tait

Charlene Tait is Director of Autism Practice and Research at Scottish Autism. Charlene kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress...

Deliberate self-harm in autistic children and young people

Khalid Karim, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Sarah Baines, Specialist Nurse for Autism Spectrum Disorder at Leicestershire NHS Partnership Trust explore deliberate self-harm in...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: sex education for autistic children

Dr Catherine Tissot is Head of the Institute of Education, University of Reading and a Teaching Fellow.  Her main research interest focuses on autism spectrum disorders and the challenges of...

How do autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools?

Rebecca Wood is a Research Fellow at the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs at the University of Birmingham. Rebecca is also project manager of the Transform Autism Education...

Top 5 autism tips for professionals: helping autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools

Rebecca Wood is a Research Fellow in the Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs at the University of Birmingham. She is Project Manager of the Transform Autism Education project. Here...

Back to school: autism resources

Returning to school, or indeed beginning school for the first time, is a time of enormous change for autistic pupils and involves new routines, environments and people.  Here we have gathered...

Pathological demand avoidance: an interview with Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie

Ruth Fidler is an Education Consultant specialising in complex autism, Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA), interactive approaches and emotional wellbeing, and Phil Christie is a Consultant Child...

Riverside AP Gang: raising autism awareness in a primary school

Sandra Craig, Principal Teacher of Additional Special Needs at Riverside School, Stirling, gives an insight into The Autism Provision Gang (AP Gang) which was a finalist in the 2016 Autism...

Read our webchat with Dr Judith Gould

In this final webchat in our series of webchats with leading autism experts from around the world, we were very privileged and pleased to welcome world renowned Dr Judith Gould. This series of...

Autism and anxiety in school: interview with Jude Ragan

Jude Ragan was a Head Teacher at Queensmill School and taught a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism which is based at the school and accredited by Roehampton University. She has been awarded an...

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