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An early autism diagnosis can really open up pathways to support, writes Caroline Davies

Autism Hero Awards

Nominations are open for the first UK Autism Hero Awards. The Awards, organised by Anna Kennedy Online,  will aim to celebrate and showcase excellent...

Virtual reality technology could help autistic people learn social skills

Virtual reality technologies (VRTs) using head-mounted displays (HMDs) could help people with autism develop social skills and confidence, according to a researcher from the...

Assessing for autism

Mark Chapman looks at the vital contributions families and school staff make to the autism assessment process

The science of wishful thinking

Entrepreneur turned philanthropist Dame Stephanie Shirley explains why she has donated more than £50 million to autism projects

Parenting Asperger’s

Dorothy Gallagher recounts the small steps that helped her son negotiate school

Scientists find autism and creativity link

People with high levels of autistic traits are more likely to produce unusually creative ideas, according to new research. Psychologists from the University of Stirling...

A special place

Anne-Louise Crocker explains how special school has worked wonders for her autistic daughters

Avoiding conflict

How should we respond when kids with autism display challenging behaviour? Steve Brown offers some useful strategies 

Autism provision in Northern Ireland

Parents of children with autism continue to play a waiting game, says Anne Marie Kelly

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