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15th March 2023


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Autism, Anxiety & School

Guest writer James Kirkendall shares his experience of growing up with autism, anxiety & a learning disability in the US, reflecting on whether earlier diagnosis would have helped.

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13th February 2023

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Accessibility for learning

Every child has the right to an education which supports them to achieve a life full of choice and opportunity. Here's how an interdisciplinary approach can help us make the modifications needed to achieve this.

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25th January 2023

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Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA): What it is and solutions to help

School absence for students with SEN is increasing. But what is Emotionally Based School Avoidance and how can we support those learners back into school?

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15th December 2022

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What is an adaptive curriculum?

Make your classroom more inclusive. By adapting your curriculum you can reach an entire class with the same lesson, find out how to get started today.

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22nd July 2022

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5 ways to make a retail store more autism-friendly

Rachel Clinkard of footwear retailer Charles Clinkard shares some great tips on how to make your store more autism-friendly

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30th June 2022

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Educating from an autism perspective

Robert, our intern, shares his own personal experiences of school and how neurodiversity can be better supported in the classroom.

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30th March 2022

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A different approach is needed to tackle exclusion rates in autistic children

This week we’re challenging people to think about how they can help change some of the national statistics that exist for autistic children and young adults.

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28th March 2022

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Fighting to get the right placement for your child

We spoke to Alison, a BeyondAutism parent, about her fight to secure educational provision for her son, Elliott.

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12th November 2021

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How bad do the statistics need to get?

How many more reports and surveys need to be generated before school communities collectively seek solutions

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30th April 2021

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Autism and being LGBTQ+

In this blog I will discuss the challenges that people with autism who are also LGBTQ+ can face and how being part of both groups can cause challenges on their own.

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