Autism: The Challenges and Opportunities
- 08:30 - 14:00
- Manchester Conference Centre
Jacqui contributes to teaching and research on inclusive education, special educational needs and disability and research methods at the University of Sussex. She has been a Teaching Fellow there since 2001 initially running the PGCE in English for secondary trainee teachers and more recently convening the BA in Childhood and Youth as well as contributing to MA programmes. She runs a specialist option within the initial teacher education courses where trainees spend six weeks in a special school setting and receive additional training. She has recently completed a PhD in Education funded by the ESRC that investigated the transitions of young people with autism leaving special school and going on to colleges of further education. She also has a son with autism and severe learning difficulties.