Learning from Autistic Teachers: How to Be a Neurodiversity-Inclusive School (Paperback)

Learning from Autistic Teachers: How to Be a Neurodiversity-Inclusive School By Rebecca Wood (Editor), Laura Crane (Editor), Francesca Happé (Editor) Cover Image

Learning from Autistic Teachers: How to Be a Neurodiversity-Inclusive School (Paperback)

By Rebecca Wood (Editor), Laura Crane (Editor), Francesca Happé (Editor)

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In this strikingly honest collection, developed from a pioneering new research project, autistic teachers and other autistic school professionals share their stories of the challenges and successes of their careers. Contributors challenge assumptions and stereotypes whilst highlighting the unique strengths autistic staff can bring to schools when their own needs are accommodated.

The book explores exclusion and identity, understanding and acceptance, intersectionality and facilitating inclusion. It also celebrates the positives that come with being an autistic teacher, such as relating to neurodivergent pupils and conveying passion and enthusiasm for a subject through intense interests, or demonstrating particular skills in school leadership. It examines how workplace set up can sometimes exclude autistic individuals and lead to skilled teachers and those in other education roles, including visiting professionals, leaving the profession, and sets out the accommodations that can prevent this from happening.
Product Details ISBN: 9781839971266
ISBN-10: 1839971266
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Publication Date: April 21st, 2022
Pages: 208
Language: English