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Anorexia nervosa: an interview with Mair Elliott and Dr William Mandy

Mair Elliott is an activist who speaks openly about her experience of being autistic and living with mental illness, campaigning for improved services for autistic children and young people. Will...

Autism and epilepsy: an interview with Jen Leavesley and Dr Rohit Shankar

Jen Leavesley is an autistic adult with epilepsy, and an Independent Supporter for SEND in Birmingham. Dr Rohit Shankar is a Consultant Developmental Neuropsychiatrist and medical lead for the adult...

Autistic participation: an interview with Jack Welch and Dr Joe Long

Jack Welch has been a Youth Patron of Ambitious about Autism since June 2015 and specialises in participation and youth voice, working across a range of local and national organisations to boost the...
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...

Axcis education blog

Axcis, our fantastic exclusive sponsors, have kindly agreed to contribute to a quarterly blog for the site. Axcis is the leading supplier of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) staff in...

‘Social Thinking’ and autism: an interview with Michelle Garcia Winner

Michelle Garcia Winner is the CEO and Co-founder of Social Thinking and a speech and language therapist who specialises in helping autistic students develop their social competencies.  Michelle  ...

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...

How I use my social care budget

Jamie is an autistic web developer, writer, speaker and mountain biker. Lion is a plushie who goes everywhere with him. Here, Jamie gives a personal account of how he approaches life and how he uses...

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...

Autism and employment: an interview with Dr Anna Remington and Arran Linton-Smith

Dr Anna Remington is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Science at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) and Arran Linton-Smith is a Senior Consultant and Autistic Employment Advocate...

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