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Who cares? Supporting older people with autism effectively

Recently the NAS, endorsed by BILD and Sibs held a national conference examining the unique challenges facing adults with autism as they age and presented best practice from experts in the field. We...

Interview with Dr Judith Gould

Dr Judith Gould is Director of the NAS Lorna Wing Centre for Autism. She is a Chartered Consultant Clinical Psychologist with nearly 40 years' experience, specialising in autism spectrum disorders...
In this article Dr Celia Harbottle considers issues of sex, autism and the law with a specific focus on whether individuals have the capacity to consent. Dr Harbottle looks at what a person needs to...
This article, written by the NAS Autism Helpline looks at the potential considerations to take into account when working with adults on the autism spectrum.  The article focuses on improving...
Sibs is a UK charity for people who grow up with a disabled brother or sister. Although Sibs represents the needs of siblings whose brothers and sisters have a wide range of disabilities, over one...

An evening with Temple Grandin

On Thursday the 14th June the NAS hosted an evening with Temple Grandin kindly sponsored by Squeaze. This was a unique opportunity to hear the world-famous author Dr Temple Grandin talk about her...
The UK Forensic and Learning Disabilities Network sends out  a mailing to almost a thousand professionals working across the field of learning disabilities including people with autism. The purpose...
In this video from the NAS Professional conference 2012 Dr Ian Ensum discusses specialist diagnostic services for individuals on the autism spectrum.  Author: Dr Ian Ensum, Consultant Psychologist,...

Making sense of my school day - Steve McGuinness

In this video from the NAS Professional conference 2012 Steve McGuinness discusses the experiences of children on the autism spectrum in education. Steve gives his personal insight into the...
The Autism Puzzle was produced by Saskia Baron and first broadcasted on the BBC in 2003.  Saskia's brother Tim was one of the first people in Britian to be diagnosed on the autism spectrum. In this...

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