Webinar 2021

The Autistic School Staff Project Team held a free webinar on 27th April 2021. It included the following:

  1. Presentations from expert speakers covering a range of issues relevant to the Autistic School Staff Project;
  2. An expert panel of autistic teachers who responded to questions submitted in advance by attendees.

You can access the recordings of the presentations here

Sara Peeters produced this wonderful illustration summarising the event

The Programme

Introduction and Chair:

Professor Francesca Happé


Dr Rebecca Wood: The Autistic School Staff Project and Educational Inclusion

Pete Wharmby: Autistic teachers: Understanding our Intense Interests

Claire O’Neill: The Strengths of Autistic School Leaders

Venessa Bobb: The Value to Parents of Autistic Teachers

Followed by Q&A with autistic panel:

Madge Woollard: Peripatetic Music Teacher

Jade Pitchford-Waters: Autism Advisory Teacher

Elkie Kammer: Teacher

Alan Morrison: Teacher

Panel Chair: Dr Ruth Moyse

Social Media: Dr Laura Crane

The Autistic School Staff Project is kindly funded by the John and Lorna Wing Foundation.

We would like to thank Scottish Autism for generously funding this webinar.