Aviary Nursery at the Froebel Trust conference

Kathryn Ivil from Aviary Nursery and Sarah Parsons were invited to present at the Froebel Trust annual conference at the University of Roehampton on March 2nd 2019. Sarah and Kathryn talked about their Froebel Trust funded project that explored the views and experiences of young autistic children as they prepare for transition to primary school. …

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Hill House and Richard Taunton join ACoRNS

ACoRNS warmly welcomes Hill House School, based in Lymington, and Richard Taunton College in Southampton to the network. Hill House School is a specialist education provision for students aged 11-19 with a diagnosis of autism, including 52-week residential provision. Louisa Burden, Deputy Head, and Kirsty Marsden, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, are delighted to …

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ACoRNS at the Scottish Autism Conference

Members of the ACoRNS team presented at Scottish Autism’s 50th Anniversary Conference in Glasgow in November 2018. Hanna Kovshoff talked about our projects on transitions at nursery, primary and secondary school. Sarah Parsons, Kathryn Ivil and Gareth Shaw talked about our project on the transitions of young autistic children at nursery school. We also presented …

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Project findings on transitions and pupil decision-making now available

ACoRNS is delighted to share the first set of findings from projects that we have carried out over the past year. Summaries for each project are available to view and download here. We are very lucky to have had a group of exceptional students working with us this year, who have all carried out well-designed …

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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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