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Here you can read insight and opinion articles from professionals across the autism community and discover other professionals expertise, practice and resources. Find out how you can contribute and share your work.

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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...

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...

Supporting independent travel

Callum McCrosson, Befriending and Mentoring Coordinator at the National Autistic Society for Scotland, discusses some of the challenges that autistic people may encounter when using public transport...

Autism Professionals Conference 2018 – presentations

The National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Conference took place in March 2018. Below is a list of presentations featured in the programme, for delegates who attended and anyone else you...

Teaching children with ADHD

Graham Chatterley is assistant head at a school in Warrington for pupils with a range of special educational needs, and two of his children have a diagnosis of autism. Here Graham suggests that...

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...

Preparing autistic children and young people for exams

Sarah Wild, Headteacher at Limpsfield Grange School, offers some advice on supporting autistic children and young people with GCSE examimations, from preparing and revision to exam practice and...

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...

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