Journal articles

Wood, R. (2019) ‘Autism, Intense Interests and Support in School: From Wasted Efforts to Shared Understandings’, Educational Review, doi: 10.1080/00131911.2019.1566213

Wood, R. (2018) ‘The Wrong Kind of Noise: Understanding and Valuing the Communication of Autistic Children in Schools’, Educational Review,

Wood, R. and Milton, D. (2018) ‘Reflections on the value of autistic participation in a tri-national teacher-training project through discourses of acceptance, othering and power’, British Journal of Special Education, doi: 10.1111/1467-8578.12216

Guldberg, K. et al. (in press) ‘Using the value-creation framework to capture knowledge co-creation and pathways to impact in a transnational community of practice in autism education.’ International Journal of Research & Method in Education.

Wood, R. and Happé, F. (under review) ‘Barriers to tests and exams for autistic pupils: Improving access and longer-term outcomes.’ International Journal of Inclusive Education.


Wood, R. (2019) Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children and Young People to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom, London and New York: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Wood, R. (2019) ‘Freda Fry, Foucault, and the Power of Silent Characters on the Radio’, in Headlam, N. and Courage, C. (eds) Gender, Sex and Gossip in Ambridge, Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Runswick-Cole, K. and Wood, R. (2017) ‘Bag of the Devil: The Disablement of Rob Titchener’, in Courage, C. and Headlam, N. (eds) Custard, Culverts and Cakes: Academics on Life in The Archers, Bingley: Emerald Publishing.

Wood R. (in press) ‘From Difference to Diversity in School’ in Milton, D., Murray, D., Dr Ridout, S., Martin, N. and Mills, R. (eds) The Neurodiversity Reader. West Sussex: Pavilion Publishing and Media Ltd.

Online media

The Psychologist: ‘Time to Rethink Autism and Communication’ 15/07/2019.

The Conversation: ‘How to Help Autistic Children Socialise in School’ 29/03/2018. ‘Testing times: what it’s like to sit an exam as an autistic child’ 30/03/2017.

Birmingham Brief : ‘Is it all about funding? Lessons on autism inclusion from a school in Greece’ 30/03/2017.

Times Education Supplement: ‘SEND Focus: ‘Teachers must not adopt a fortress mentality towards parents’ 22/11/2016.  ‘Why ‘super teachers’ of children with communication difficulties just need to listen’ 27/10/2016.

Network Autism: ‘How do autistic children access tests in mainstream primary schools?’ 20/09/2016.

ACER (Autism Centre for Education and Research) blog: ‘Autistic Participation: A question of ethics’ 28/03/2018

Conference papers

2019: Autistica (Reading); Autism Europe (Nice, France); Autism Rights Group Highlands (Inverness); PARC (London), Scottish Autism (Glasgow). Own conference ‘How I Communicate’ 3rd July 2019 (London).

2018: Educational Role of Language (Vilnius, Lithuania); Autistica (London); Scottish Autism (Glasgow); Academic Archers (London); Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) (London); Autism in Mind (keynote, Sunderland); UCL Changemaker series (London).

2017: Globalisation of Autism (London); Whitefield Academy Trust Research and Development Centre (London); Academic Archers (Lincoln).

2016:  Autism Europe (Edinburgh)