2021

Voices Through Art Workshops at the Hansard Gallery

The Voices Through Art project team have been busy during the summer, holding two workshops at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. The first workshop involved students from New Forest School and the second workshop included professionals from a range of settings. We wanted to seek a range of views and feedback for the development of our comics …

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Voices Through Art: Creating Four Short Comics Targeted at Young Autistic People Transitioning from Primary to Secondary School (Funded Project)

Voices Through Art is a collaborative project between the Autism Community Research Network @ Southampton [ACoRNS], Samantha Davies, independent artist, and New Forest School. It is an impact project designing four short comics targeted at autistic children transitioning from primary to secondary school. The transition between primary and secondary school is a daunting process, even …

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‘Our Stories…’: co-constructing Digital Storytelling methodologies for supporting the transitions of autistic children

Why the project is needed The long-term social, educational, and employment outcomes for autistic people remain poor. There is a longstanding gap between research and practice such that these poor outcomes are not being adequately addressed despite over 40 years of research. This has led to calls for research to develop more participatory methods that …

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