The NAS library catalogue is the ideal research tool for anyone researching autism and Asperger syndrome. It is, as far as we are aware, the only database of published material on all aspects of autism, open for everyone to access on the web. It lists over 30,000 published research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.
Network Autism is a place where professionals share ideas and discuss good practice, helping you to find solutions. Network Autism offers the latest autism news, research and good practice, special interest groups and exclusive articles from autism specialists. Watch the introductory video to learn how Network Autism could help you.
Jude Ragan is Head Teacher at Queensmill School and teaches a Masters’ Degree Course in SEN/Autism. She has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship at London Institute for Education and an OBE, both for services to autism education. In this interview Jude discusses autism and anxiety in school.
Autistic people may be at higher risk of being abused than other people. It can also be more difficult to detect they are being abused. This may be because autistic people can have limited speech, struggle to communicate and find it difficult to identify their emotions. They may also demonstrate that they are being abused by a change in behaviour. Information on resources that may help.
It can be more difficult for teachers to understand how best to support pupils with a demand avoidant profile. This is because traditional management techniques such as structure, routine and rewards that can work for pupils with other autism profiles are generally ineffective.
Here we have information from a NAS teacher on how to support pupils with this profile.
Education staff working in mainstream and special schools will inevitably come across instances of bullying. Here is information on why autistic students are more likely to be bullied, how you can help, and at cyberbullying.