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Carol Allen is an Advisory Teacher ICT and SEND/Inclusion in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. She is a regular presenter at conferences including ATiA.1 Articles

Carolyn Blackburn has worked in a range of educational settings from early years to secondary and in both mainstream and special education. She has co-authored two books and numerous articles on FASD and given lectures about FASD to education, health and social care professionals, nationally and internationally.1 Articles

Dave Traxson is a chartered educational psychologist in the UK and a member of the committee of the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Educational and Child Psychologists. He contributed to the consultation on DSM-5 from the BPS (The Future of Psychiatric Diagnosis, BPS, 2012) and is a regular contributor to the website Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives.1 Articles

Dr Andy Bondy is an innovative leader in the field of autism and applied behaviour analysis with more than 40 years of experience. He has directed a statewide public school system for students with autism for 14 years, has presented at numerous conferences and continues to develop new methods of helping children with autism and related developmental disorders, including co-developing the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) course in Scenario Learning’s Exceptional Child.1 Articles

Martin E. Blair is Executive Director of the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, and Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning, The University of Montana, US. This article originally appeared in The Conversation.1 Articles

Nicolas Suzor is Associate Professor, Queensland University of Technology.1 Articles

John Galloway is a consultant, trainer and writer specialising in the use of technology in education with pupils with special educational needs. He is the author of several books and many articles and has spoken at conferences in the UK and abroad about his work. John works across all types of school with learners of any age and with the whole spectrum of challenges to learning.1 Articles

Fabienne Cazalis is a neuroscientist at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales/ School of Advanced Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), which has its main base in Paris with three regional campuses in Marseille, Lyon, and Toulouse. This article was co-written by Adeline Lacroix, who works with Fabienne Cazalis and was recently diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. A second year master’s student in psychology, she is working on a scientific literature review about the characteristics of high-functioning autistic women.1 Articles