Monthly Archives: January 2016

The ordinary life of Mr. Triplett

This interesting piece appeared on the BBC site yesterday. It details how life turned out for Donald Grey Triplett. Mr. Triplett was one of the children that Leo Kanner featured in his first paper on autism in 1943. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35350880 Advertisements

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Julia Halpin: Book Review: Silberman, S. (2015) Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently.

Dr. Julia Halpin an ex Autism Centre student whose doctoral thesis was entitled ‘The Role of the Nurse in Preschool Autism Assessment’ reviews here one of the most talked about autism books in recent years. Silberman, S. (2015) Neurotribes: The legacy … Continue reading

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What good parenting support should look like for parents of children with SEND

Did you catch the blog post for the Times Educational Supplement by Katherine Runswick-Cole of Manchester Metropolitan University this week? In this Katherine responds to the Prime Minister’s announcement of investment in support for parents. Katherine suggests there are perhaps more pressing concerns … Continue reading

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Free Research Seminar: Reconsidering the Postcolonial Debate: Intersecting Postcolonialism, Education and Disability for Genuine Sustainable Development

Please note that this is not an Autism Centre event. On 19th January, 2-4pm, Tsitsi Chataika from the University of Zimbabwe will speak on the subject of ‘Reconsidering the Postcolonial Debate: Intersecting Postcolonialism, Education and Disability for Genuine Sustainable Development’. … Continue reading

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‘Emphasis on times tables multiplies the exclusion of pupils with SEND from educational policy’

The Times Educational Supplement published a second blog post from The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge today. In this Nick raises concerns about the exclusion of some pupils with SEND from Nicky Morgan’s statement that ‘all’ pupils must be compulsorily tested on their … Continue reading

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New Flyer for The Autism Centre

Check out the new flyer that describes the activity of The Autism Centre and the research interests of the team 139 Autism A5 Leaflet 4pp

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Make 2016 a celebration of who our children with SEND really are

The Times Educational Supplement launched a new SEND blog today with a post from The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge. In this Nick calls for schools to become more familiar with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities … Continue reading

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