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 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. Dr Laura Crane, Associate Professor at University College London and Professor Francesca Happé of King’s College London are Co-Investigators. Alan Morrison of Autism Rights Group Highland is the project consultant, and Dr Ruth Moyse, who completed her PhD at the University of Reading, where she is funded by the John and Lorna Wing Foundation, is the research assistant.
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