International Autism Month Seminar

This event is being offered free by the School of Education to celebrate International Autism Month and to raise awareness of the needs of young people on the autism spectrum.

Speakers: Dr Debra Costley, Dr Anne Emerson, School of Education, and Dr Danielle Ropar, School of Psychology.

We will share the outcomes from new research carried out by a team from Education and Psychology with co-researchers who are young autistic adults. The project aimed to identify the extent of anxiety in mainstream secondary school students on the autism spectrum and the strategies they have developed to manage their anxiety.

We will also have data from a new programme to train police officers to identify and support autistic people who come into contact with the criminal justice system (7 times more likely due to societal misunderstandings). We can learn from this project about how we manage challenging behaviour in schools.

We will also have a panel of autism education experts who will take questions from the participants. We encourage you to email your questions prior to the seminar to This will ensure that we can provide you with a full answer.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday 3 April, 16.30-18.30 in A32, Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus.

For more information, and to book your place, please visit the event page. All are welcome and refreshments will be available.

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