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Rise in exclusions for autistic pupils in England

Andrew Cutting, Specialist Exclusions & Alternative Provision Advice Coordinator for the National Autistic Society, explores the rise in the number of autistic pupils in England being excluded....

Autism and catastrophising

Lorraine MacAlister is an Autism Training Consultant at the National Autistic Society (NAS).  In this article, she explains what catastrophising is, why autistic people may be prone to it and how to...

Autism and mental health: interview with Professor Emily Simonoff

Emily Simonoff is Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at King's College London. Emily kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic Society...

Epilepsy and autism

Dr Roberto Tuchman, Chief, Department of Neurology at Nicklaus Children's Hospital, and Angela Barker, Support Worker at the National Autistic Society, share their knowledge on the relationship...

SEND Code of Practice: advice for schools

In this article, Alex Grady, Education Development Officer at nasen Education, talks about the SEND Code of Practice and offers advice for schools still struggling to implement it. This article...

Webchat with Dr Judith Gould: 25 July 2017

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

Good autism practice: an interview with Carol Povey

Carol Povey is Director of the Centre for Autism at the National Autistic Society.  Carol kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National Autistic Society...

Supporting autistic people in police custody

Patrick Sims, Project Development Officer at the National Autistic Society, explores how police officers can support autistic people in police custody and those that are witnesses. The article...

Fathers of autistic children: an interview with Tom Purser

Tom Purser is Head of Campaigns at the National Autistic Society and is also the father of an autistic child. In this interview filmed at the National Autistic Society Professional Conference in 2017...

Self-harm and autism: an interview with Lucy Sanctuary

Lucy Sanctuary is a paediatric speech and language therapist working for the NHS and in private practice. Lucy kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the National...

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