Autism Rights Group Highland

Inclusive education for Autistic Children and Young People (PARC)

Inclusive Education for Autistic Children and Young People

17th May 2019


Event Programme available soon

Inshes Church
Inshes Retail Park
Sir Walter Scott Drive
Inverness IV2 3TW

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Tickets £3 and can be booked here.

Please note lunch will NOT be provided. Delegates will be expected to bring their own lunch or buy locally (if this causes you difficulty please get in touch and we will do what we can to help).

Dr Rebecca Wood Dr Rebecca Wood, ESRC postdoctoral Fellow at King's College London, will be talking about her recent research into the education and inclusion of autistic children in schools. A former teacher and autism education practitioner, as well as having been part of a multi-disciplinary team in the assessment and diagnosis of autism, Rebecca has been able to find important explanations for the difficulties autistic children currently face in school. Focusing on communication and the learning styles of autistic children and young people in particular, Rebecca will provide realistic and workable solutions to the problems autistic children experience in the education system, which would make school life easier and more enjoyable not only for them, but for school staff too. As well as presenting on her original research findings, this event will also provide opportunities for group discussion, and will be of interest to school staff, parents, local authority and social care practitioners, charity workers, medical practitioners and parents. Given that Rebecca's work involves a high degree of participation and insights from autistic children and adults, the event will be of interest to autistic as well as non-autistic people. Rebecca's book 'Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom' will be published in August by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Sean Gallagher Sean Gallagher: Transitions from Secondary School through Higher Education and onto the Workplace.
Alan Morrison Alan Morrison: Highland Council Secondary School Teacher.

Presenter Biographies

Rebecca Wood

Rebecca Wood is a former teacher and autism education practitioner who completed her PhD at the University of Birmingham, where she was also the Project Manager of the Transform Autism Education project, which was funded by the European Commission. She is currently an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at King’s College, London. Her main research interests are in autism and educational inclusion, with a particular focus on communication and the “interest model” of autism. In the future, Rebecca plans to extend her research incorporating the views and experiences of autistic children and young people who do not use speech as a primary means of communication.

Sonny Hallet

Sean Gallagher is an Actor, Writer and Disability/Autism Advocate. Based in Inverness he travels around the country adding his oddball charm to a variety of projects. Credits include “Hacks for the future” with National Theatres Futureproof Festival and “Act of Repair” with the Scottish Youth Theatre ensemble. Sean is a member of ARGH (Autism Rights Group Highland)

Sean Gallagher

Alan Morrison is Highland Council Teacher and a member of ARGH (Autism Rights Group Highland)
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