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How to Address Social Challenges at Work as an Autistic Adult

IntroductionThe characteristics of autism include difficulty achieving social reciprocity, reading non-verbal communication and teamwork skills. This can lead to problems at work with social communication. Further difficulties can arise because…

Why Camouflage Autism?

Gradually a young autistic child will come to realise that they are different to their peers. They notice that their peers can easily and accurately ‘read’ social situations and people’s…

How to Recognise Autism in Girls

IntroductionMany autistic girls remain undiagnosed because the signs of autism are less obvious than they are in boys. The main reason for “flying under the radar” of a diagnosis is the use…

Autism and Employment

Introduction          Achieving and maintaining employment can be difficult and stressful for autistic adults. Parents and partners also have their concerns, as they often provide employment support and employers, line managers…

Independence and ASD Level 1-2

By Dr Michelle Garnett and Prof Tony Attwood Whilst finding our place in the world has its own set of challenges, being autistic brings unique challenges. Becoming independent requires certain…