Designing New Learning Spaces for Children with Autism and Complex Needs

Some years ago I worked with a brilliant Architect, Christopher Beaver, to create new learning spaces for children with Autism and Complex Needs.
The information I used drew on two PhD’s I had been involved with, namely those of Dr Diana Pauli and Dr Tamara Brookes.

Linked below are a series of articles that reflect those discussions, deliberations and developments. These may be helpful in the context of the current expansion of specialist provision

To download these articles, please visit the below website link and click the blue ‘Download’ button.

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Guardian Interview with Baroness Sheila Holllins discussing the use of wordless books for people with Learning Disabilities

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jun/04/sheila-hollins-learning-disability-care

Girls and Autism – BBC Radio London

Girls and Autism
Education, Family and Personal Perspectives
Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

Hear the lively interview on Carrie and David Grant, BBC Radio London Breakfast interview on Saturday 16th March, 2019 (Interview slot commences 43 mins, 18 seconds in). They discuss the issue of lack of an Autism diagnosis in Girls, with book co -.editor , Professor Francesca Happe, and contributor, Sarah- Jane Critchley.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p072269v

Girls and Autism Book launched to the Press today

Girls & Autism BannerToday the newly published book – Girls and Autism: Education, Family and Personal Perspectives (Routledge) has been launched to the Press. Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happe and Jo Egerton, the book has already been well received by the professional press:-

“What stands out most from this new, highly informative and skilfully edited collection are the lived experiences of the contributors; presented as honest and open accounts by girls, young and adult women describing the way autism affects their relationships with the world around them… For any social worker with an interest in the life course development of girls to adolescents to young adults this book will provide a heartfelt and highly informative insight into the lives of vulnerable and often marginalised females.”

— Mark Goodman, British Journal of Social Work

“This book is essentially very positive despite the unflinching descriptions of the complexities of life and school and the barriers that exist for girls with autism. It maintains a focus on what is possible and what is achievable even with the current reality for the majority of poorly coordinated support and insufficient services. It is a highly recommended read both for parents and for professionals working in or with schools, colleges, career services, as well as the health and social care sectors.”

— Dr Rob Ashdown, Editor, PMLD Link

This has been echoed in this lived experience interview with Talia Grant , a young woman with Asperger’s syndrome , in “ The Independent “ today .

Read more at: https://inews.co.uk/opinion/comment/hollyoaks-talia-grant-autism-representation-tv-books/

On Twitter , members of the female , wrote “It’s wonderful, our community are VERY happy.

https://www.routledge.com/Girls-and-Autism-Educational-Family-and-Personal-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Carpenter-Happe-Egerton-Hollins/p/book/9780815377269

Forthcoming Book: Press Release for Girls and Autism

“Girls and Autism, Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives.”

Edited by Barry Carpenter, Francesca Happé and Jo Egerton

Click the artwork cover below to open and view book press release.

Girls and Autism, Educational Family and Personal Perspectives cover artwork
Girls and Autism, Educational, Family and Personal Perspectives

https://www.routledge.com/Girls-and-Autism-Educational-Family-and-Personal-Perspectives-1st-Edition/Carpenter-Happe-Egerton-Hollins/p/book/9780815377269

Girls and autism – Many Voices conference 2019

Don’t forget the Girls and Autism Conference, 2nd April, London.

This is why you should be there!

(Go to https://www.naht.org.uk/professional-development/conferences/girls-on-the-autism-spectrum-conference-2019/ to book your place)

 

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