New funded studentship awarded for ACoRNS

We are really pleased to have been awarded ESRC funding for a studentship from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP). The studentship was awarded for a project titled: Falling through the gaps? Investigating the experiences of autistic young people within Care and Education Treatment Reviews. This project is a collaboration between ACoRNS and the …

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Voices Through Art: Designing our Logo

As a team we realised creating a logo for the project would be an opportunity to start testing out the best ways to work collaboratively with young people to create artwork. We knew it may take some time to find an approach that was both functional and inclusive of the young people’s ideas and experiences, …

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New Visiting Fellow for ACoRNS

We are delighted to welcome Dr Ruth Moyse as an ACoRNS Visiting Fellow at the University. Ruth’s Doctoral research at the University of Reading was titled: ‘Missing: The autistic girls absent from mainstream secondary schools’.  Ruth drew upon a range of data including from the Department for Education and the NHS and, most crucially, from …

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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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ACoRNS welcomes new Research Fellow

We are delighted to welcome Dr Asha Ward to the ACoRNS team. Asha is the new Research Fellow on our ESRC-funded ‘Our Stories’ project which is extending our Digital Stories methodology to new settings to support the transitions and understanding of autistic children, young people and their families. Asha recently completed her EngD at Bournemouth University …

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