At 10am on the 29th October 2015, Axcis are proud to sponsor a live Web Chat with Donna Williams. This chat will be hosted by our partners at Network Autism (part of the NAS) and is open for anyone to take part. Find out more about the event and how to join in here.
About Donna Williams
Donna has written 10 books, beginning with a series of ‘autie-biographical’ books, the first of which, published in 1991 was Nobody Nowhere. This was the first book by an autistic person to be published in mainstream publishing and the first to become an international bestseller. It spent 15 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Donna first became a published author in 1991, an international public speaker in 1994 and then an autism consultant in 1996. As an autism consultant she has worked with over 1,000 families and individuals since 1996. Her text books are used in courses on special education & psychology and she has worked with families, health services, human services, residential and day services and education department. You can find out more about Donna on her website
About Axcis and the NAS
Axcis has been in partnership with The National Autistic Society (NAS) since 2011. We are the exclusive sponsor of Network Autism, the NAS’s vital online service created to bring autism professionals together across over 12 professional sectors and from 90 countries.
Network Autism’s goal is to ensure that all professionals working in the field of autism enhance and develop their skills and work towards raising standards. This network has proven a huge success, affecting change and creating essential support for children with autism in schools and specialist services.
Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition – a lot more common that most people think. Parents and young people agree that knowledge of autism, more than anything, helps children’s needs to be met in school and many teachers also tell us that they would like more training in autism. We hope that the activities we undertake in association with Axcis will empower teachers and professionals to ensure that children with autism are supported in the best way possible – helping them to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.”
How to get involved in the Web Chat
The web chat will be hosted by Network Autism, who are part of the National Autistic Society and sponsored by Axcis. You can take part and ask questions or just read along absolutely free of charge. Find out more about it, send in your questions, or request a reminder on the Network Autism website.