ACoRNS News

Springwell School joins ACoRNS

ACoRNS is delighted to announce that Springwell School has joined the partnership. Springwell School – based in Thornhill, Southampton – is a primary school for children aged 4 – 11 years with complex learning difficulties. Springwell also has a resourced provision at Mason Moor primary school in Millbrook.  Kate Buckingham, the school’s Assistant Head Teacher, …

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ACoRNS selected for Autistic Researchers Grant Scheme

Autistica is a major autism research charity in the UK that funds autism research and aims to improve understanding about autism. They have recently launched the Charles Sharland Grant Scheme for Autistic Researchers to help autistic people take their first step into autism research. As Autistica say: “This will help ensure research addresses the questions which …

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Findings on Looked-After Children with autism released

Since summer 2017 the ACoRNS team have been analysing data obtained from Freedom of Information requests from 151 local authorities in England during January – March 2017. The aim of this project was to generate an up-to-date snapshot of the numbers of children who were recorded as having a diagnosis of autism and were being …

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The ACoRNS Listening Pod!

At the Festival of Social Science event on November 9th 2017 at Totton College, the ACoRNS team revealed the next major step in our plan to prioritise and gather the views and experiences of children and young people with autism, and families and teachers, about education – our fabulous ACoRNS Listening Pod! With the considerable …

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Festival event a great success!

Over 40 professionals, parents, and students joined the ACoRNs team at Totton College on November 9th 2017 to focus on the voices and experiences of autistic students at school. The event was part of the ESRC’s annual Festival of Social Science which aims to showcase social science research to the general public. After an introduction …

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Register for the ESRC Festival of Social Science Acorns Event

We are pleased to announce that registration for the ESRC Festival of Social Science ACoRNS Event at Totton College is now open! Please click below.   www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/autism-community-research-network-southampton-acorns-childrens-voices-tickets-35781401134            

Acorns Network Launch Event

    ACoRNS was formally launched at the University of Southampton on June 27th 2017 from 4-6pm. More than 30 people attended the event, the majority being from local schools and organisations, as well as colleagues from the University. Young people on the autism spectrum joined the team and parents of young people on the …

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