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Safeguarding autistic children conference

Watch filmed presentations from the National Autistic Society's safeguarding children conference from 2015. The conference featured a number of leading professionals in the field who spoke of the...

An interview with Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and How to Think Smarter About People Who Think Differently. Steve's award-winning science writing has also appeared in Wired, The...

The SEND reform journey – where are we now?

In this article Lorraine Petersen OBE (Educational Consultant and previous CEO of NASEN) reviews the progress made since the SEND reform was introduced last year. Download a PDF version of this...

Webchat with Carol Gray: 24 March 2015

We’re pleased to announce the twelfth and final webchat in our series of twelve education webchats supported by Axcis Education Recruitment. In this FREE one hour webchat we are going to be looking...

Autism and toileting

Lorraine MacAlister, an autism training consultant for The National Autistic Society has delivered training for both parents and professionals on a variety of issues related to autism, including...

The SEND reforms - still a long way to go

In this article Lorraine Petersen OBE (Educational Consultant and previous CEO of NASEN) explains the new SEND reforms: what has changed, what's new and the challenges ahead. Download a PDF version...

Top 5 autism tips: inclusion in education

Andy Cutting, the National Autistic Society's specialist exclusions adviser, gives his Top 5 Tips for overcoming the barriers to inclusion in education. This article aims to provide an easy read...

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