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School Daze Comic

Introducing ‘School Daze’ – A new comic co-produced with autistic students from New Forest School to support transitions to secondary school We are really pleased to share a new comic called ‘School Daze’ as part of our Voices through Art project funded by the University of Southampton’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account Funding (IAAF). ACoRNS has …

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Fizzacc Information

There are many changes that children must negotiate when transitioning between primary and secondary school.  These include dealing with new, much larger and busier environments, meeting raised expectations of autonomy and planning, and managing different expectations from up to seven different teachers each day.  While some primary to secondary transitions are planned well, many are …

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ACoRNS presents Festival of Social Science event: ‘Count me in! Celebrating student contributions to collaborative videos and game design’

On Friday 5th November, ACoRNS held our fourth event for the annual Festival of Social Science. This year, the event was lead by iPhD student, Verity Ward. Her work explores the opportunities that research can provide for autistic, and otherwise neurodivergent, students to participate in school. She presented ongoing work from two studies where students …

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‘Please keep developing this idea – it’s brilliant!’ – Voices Through Art at the John Hansard Gallery [Part 2]

On August 11th 2021 we held the second of two workshops focusing on the development of our comics for supporting transitions. The first workshop on the day before was targeted at young people, while this one was targeted at professionals from varying backgrounds, including speech and language therapists and teachers. We were also fortunate that some of our …

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My ideal sidekick is… Voices Through Art at the John Hansard Gallery [Part 1]

On August 10 and 11, the Voices through Art team held two workshops at the John Hansard Gallery in Southampton. The first workshop was aimed at autistic students, to gain further feedback on Comic 1, and some of the storylines and initial artwork for Comics 2 and 3. The second workshop was aimed at invited professionals …

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Voices Through Art: June Workshop with New Forest School

In June, we participated in a workshop run by Tracie and Sam at New Forest School. We have strived to include student voices at every step of our project but wanted to add a more immersive element to our work to help student motivation on the project. Tracie’s noticeboard involving extracts from the comic, student …

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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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