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Labelling autism

Listen to us, understand us, and accept us for who we are, writes Leigh East. When I received my autism diagnosis, I began a steady...

Asperger’s versus neurodiversity

Dr Freya Spicer-White discusses the changing perceptions surrounding discrete diagnosis. In the early 2000s as an Assistant Psychologist, and part of multi-disciplinary teams, I joined...

Nurturing a child with ASD

As a mother of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and a specialist SEN teacher, Krista Dadford understands the joys and challenges of...

Beating the drum for inclusion

Jody Ashfield on the role of music in accessibility. Music is a universal language that transcends cultures and barriers, bringing people together with pure sound....

Helping young people to understand their autistic identity

Rebecca Duffus shares some strategies for support. Many autistic people discuss the term 'autistic identification' as affirming and valid, in place of 'diagnosis'. Referring to...

How music helped my son’s speech & language development

Dan Hughes provides some insights into the power of music to develop communication skills. Some autistic children struggle to express what they want to say...

Experiences of being in hospital for people with a learning disability...

Who I am matters This report looks what people with a learning disability and autistic people experience when they need physical health care and treatment...

Martial Arts: a harmonious life and a job in fast food

Vickie Simos describes how regular martial arts changed three students’ lives for the better. When I took up boxing and martial arts, I was looking...

More Autistic Teachers please

Rebecca Jeffery argues that autistic and neurodiverse teachers are vital for a more inclusive and effective education system. There are more than 160,000 autistic pupils...

We can’t go on like this

Dr Annie Clements provides insights into why secondary schools can be so stressful for some students and how small changes can really help. For those...

Book Reviews

Neurodiversity and Education

The authors of this publication combine extensive experience in the fields of education, neurodiversity, teacher training, tutoring and consultancy. Paul Ellis broadcasts regularly on...

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