Monthly Archives: June 2013

A must read article

This article from the author David Mitchell about learning to live with his son’s autism is such a rich, informative and compelling account. Advertisements

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This Thursday Special Educational Needs and Disability Day Conference

Thursday 27th June, Sheffield Hallam University, 8.30am-4.00pm Speakers include The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge on the importance and value to education of the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Details of the conference can be found … Continue reading

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Autism focused book of the week on Radio 4

Radio 4’s book of the week is ‘The reason I jump’ by Naoki Higashida who has autism and wrote the book when he was 13 years old. You can listen at

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Advert now out for Senior Lecturer in Autism at Sheffield Hallam University

The advert for the post of Senior Lecturer in Autism can be found at Please note that the closing date for applications is the 24th June 2013.

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Nick Hodge presenting at Manchester Metropolitan University Wednesday 12th June 2013

Post Winterbourne View: Treating people who demonstrate challenging behaviour with compassion, dignity and respect Dr Nick Hodge, Reader in Education and Inclusion, Sheffield Hallam University, UK presenting at Critical Disability Studies@MMU   12.00-2.00pm on Wednesday 12 June 2013 in Room … Continue reading

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Vacancy alert for a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at The Autism Centre

Following the move of Mitzi Waltz to Amsterdam this is a first alert to an expected recruitment to her current post. It is anticipated that an advert will be circulated later this month. We will post a link to the … Continue reading

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Special Educational Needs & Disability Day Conference: Sheffield Thursday 27th June, 8.30am—4.00pm

Special Educational Needs & Disability Day Conference: New Legislation, New Challenges & New Opportunities This conference is for Head Teachers, SENCO’s/Governors, professionals and students with an interest in Inclusion and exploring the new SEND landscape. This event will also be … Continue reading

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