Welcome to ASSP

The Autistic School Staff Project

The ASSP aims to understand better the experiences and needs of autistic education staff in range of roles in schools: teachers, teaching assistants, SENCos, deputy Head teachers, Head teachers etc., and visiting professionals. The project is underpinned by two key principles: 1. To facilitate diversity and inclusion across the school community 2. To support the rights of school staff members to equality of access and inclusion in the workplace.

Meet the current team

Dr Rebecca Wood, Senior Lecturer in Special Education at the University of East London and visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London, is the Principal Investigator of ASSP. Co-Investigators are Dr Kristen Bottema-Beutel, Associate Professor of Special Education in the Lynch School of Education and Human Development, Boston College, Dr Laura Crane, Associate Professor at University College London, Dr Anna Gagat-Matuła, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Special Needs Education of the Pedagogical University of Kraków, Professor Francesca Happé of King’s College London and Dr Damian Milton, Lecturer in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kent.

Contact us

For more information not on the website, email rwood@uel.ac.uk