Autism Education Network

As part of our ‘Ask the Expert – Q&A’ series, our Chair of Governors, Julie Bailey, speaks with a number of experts in the field of autism, holding important conversations about how best to support young people with autism and matters such as inclusion, educational environments and communication. Watch now:

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Mélanie Gréaux

PhD student and Speech and Language Therapist, Mélanie, discusses the communication rights of young people with autism.
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Nicola Rathbone

Nicola is a former secondary school teacher currently working to support the autism community. In this video, Nicola and Julie discuss the stresses faced at school and how educational environments have adapted.
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Ana Laura Trigo-Clapes

Ana gives an introduction to her research on supporting autistic pupils' participation in classroom discussions by implementing adjusted Dialogic Teaching strategies.
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Julie Myles

Julie shares her experience of working with autistic children and adults in a variety of roles and give her thoughts on what she finds works best in supporting autistic children starting at a new school. She also reflects on what skills and characteristics make a good teacher and educational leader in the specialist autism sector.
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Dr Prithvi Perepa

Dr Prithvi Perepa, Lecturer in Autism at the University of Birmingham and author of ‘Autism, Ethnicity and Culture: Working with Children and Families from Minority Communities’, discusses his work and answers why culture is so important when talking about autism.
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Ask the Expert:


Julie Myles

Julie shares her experience of working with autistic children and adults in a variety of roles and give her thoughts on what she finds works best in supporting autistic children starting at a new school. She also reflects on what skills and characteristics make a good teacher and educational leader in the specialist autism sector.
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Ask the Expert:


Dr Prithvi Perepa

Lecturer in Autism at the University of Birmingham and author of ‘Autism, Ethnicity and Culture: Working with Children and Families from Minority Communities’, discusses his work and answers why culture is so important when talking about autism.
Visit and subscribe to our YouTube channel