I’m a former teacher and autism education practitioner. I completed my PhD at the University of Birmingham where I focused on the inclusion of autistic children in the curriculum and assessment in mainstream primary schools. I was also project manager of the Transform Autism Education programme and I am currently an ESRC postdoctoral Fellow at King’s College London. I am also an honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham.
This blog lies at the choppy intersection of the personal, professional and academic. Posts are informed by my experiences as a parent of an autistic child as I navigate through the tortuous processes of trying to ensure my son is understood, supported and encouraged to be the person he wants to be. I also draw on my former work as a teacher and autism education practitioner, and in particular, my current activities as a researcher.