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coronavirus pandemic stethoscope
  • 17
  • Mar
  • 2020

Uncertainty, anxiety and the Coronavirus pandemic

Uncertainty can often be the enemy of autistic people, especially when routine is one of the hallmarks of autistic living and something that many of us autistic people are soothed by. 

  • 28
  • Feb
  • 2020

Ambitious about Autism’s founding parent wins prestigious autism award

Virginia Bovell OBE, Vice President and founder of Ambitious about Autism, has received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Autistic Society’s Autism Professionals Awards 2020.

The Spectrum Girls Survival Guide
  • 20
  • Feb
  • 2020

Autism and girls

By Siena Castellon
Why I wrote a survival guide for autistic teen girls

I was diagnosed as being autistic when I was twelve. As odd as it may sound, my diagnosis came as a

  • 14
  • Jan
  • 2020

Thousands of parents of autistic children facing ‘nightmare’ waits for diagnosis and support, according to major new survey

From their child first being referred for an autism assessment, nearly half (46%)* of parents waited longer than 18 months for a formal diagnosis. In some cases, parents reported waiting over 3

Right from the Start toolkit
  • 13
  • Jan
  • 2020

Right from the Start: Our new guide for supporting autistic children in the early years

Sadly, for many parents of autistic children we know that the wait for answers and for access to help is far too long.  We’ve carried out extensive research into parents’ experiences of

Mind My Mind animation review
  • 07
  • Jan
  • 2020

'Mind My Mind' review: The Oscar nominated animation on autism

By Kerrie Portman

The Oscars recently announced that Floor Adam’s animation on autism, ‘Mind My Mind’, has been shortlisted for the 92nd Academy Awards in the Animated Short Film

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