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Sexuality Education for Teenagers with Autism

Typical teenagers are usually very enthusiastic about lessons at school on sexuality, due to their own and their peers, developing sexual awareness. Any perceived deficits in formal sexuality education are…

Generalisation of Social Skills in the Real World

Social skills can be described as initiating and reciprocating interactions, understanding non-verbal communication and managing anxiety associated with social interactions.   Social skill deficits that have not been addressed can have…

Why Some Autistic Children Refuse School

By Professor Tony Attwood There are many aspects of being at school that are challenging and stressful for children and adolescents who have autism. This can lead to school refusal,…

The Benefits of Physical Activity for Autistic People

By Professor Tony Attwood Autistic teenagers are often less physically active than their peers.  Parents recognise that autistic teenagers can participate in fewer types of formal and informal physical activities…