Improving Educational Experiences and Outcomes for Autistic Students: Insights from Parent / Carers and Young People
|Starts:||17:00 23 Nov 2016|
|Ends:||18:00 23 Nov 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Families, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
|Speaker:||Prof Neil Humphrey|
School can be a challenging place for many young autistic people, as they are more likely than their peers to be excluded, experience bullying, and develop mental health problems. Neil will explore why this is the case, and what can be done about it.
Drawing on autism education research studies from around the world, he will focus on the views of parents / carers and young people, asking, “What is needed to improve educational experiences of and outcomes for students with autism?”. Finally, using the Whole School Saturation Model for Autism Education (Morewood, Humphrey and Symes, 2011) as a frame, Neil will explore what this might look like ‘at the chalkface'.
Prof Neil Humphrey
Role: Head of the Manchester Institute of Education and Professor of Psychology and Education
Organisation: The University of Manchester
Biography: Neil Humphrey is Head of the Manchester Institute of Education and Professor of Psychology and Education at The University of Manchester. and has a long-standing personal and professional interest in autism. A former volunteer ‘befriender’ for the NAS, Neil has been actively researching and writing about autism education issues for 15 years, with the aim of developing understanding of and improved provision for autistic students. Neil is one of the founding members of the autism@manchester interdisciplinary research network, and was lead author and editor of ‘Autism and Education’ for Sage’s 'Major Works' series.
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