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Read stories from people with autism, their families and the people who work with them.

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5th May 2022

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nPlan take on the Color Obstacle Rush

Find out how a chance encounter inspired Alex to start fundraising for BeyondAutism

31st March 2022

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What does meaningful employment look like?

Flexibility is needed, now more than ever, to ensure that autistic people are given the opportunities to access meaningful employment

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Why is employment important to me?

For World Autism Acceptance Week, we spoke to our interns to find out what barriers they have faced in the past and why employment is important to them.

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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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22nd September 2021

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Autism, employment and the change that’s needed

Everyone deserves the opportunity to access meaningful employment. Working has a positive effect on the

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12th May 2021

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The genius of Lewis Carroll and how autism impacts creativity

Ever since I was a little girl ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll has been my favourite novel.

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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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