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Julia Leatherland

Julia Leatherland

PhD 'Understanding How Autistic Pupils Experience Secondary School: Autism Criteria, Theory and FAMe™™'; MA Autism; PG Certificate Asperger Syndrome; Bachelor of Science (Psychology),
Independent Researcher; Autism Consultant and Advocate; Co-Founder of Pawtonomy CIC (www.pawtonomy.co.uk)

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Introduction
I graduated in 2018 with a PhD from Sheffield Hallam University (Institute of Education) - titled 'Understanding How Autistic Pupils Experience Secondary School: Autism Criteria, Theory and FAMe™. I am currently working on articles relating to my thesis in the areas of: 1). Methodology and methods of working with autistic individuals to ensure their voices are heard and attended to. 2). Reducing school related anxiety experienced by autistic pupils
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It is both epistemologically as well as ethically problematic if the autistic voice is not heard in relation to social scientific research seeking to further develop knowledge of autism. Ever since autism first emerged, it has remained medicalised and almost exclusively the preserve of non-autistic researchers. More recently, autistic individuals h...
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Many autistic pupils experience difficulties associated with a mis-match between the explicit features of autism and the physical and psychosocial environment of secondary school, which leave them particularly vulnerable to a range of negative mental health outcomes, and which can create barriers to their academic success (Charman et al., 2011; Mor...
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There is much research evidence to suggest that the successful inclusion of autistic pupils in mainstream secondary schools is difficult to achieve and that these pupils remain particularly vulnerable to a wide range of negative academic and psychosocial outcomes. With a focus on anxiety, this article reports the initial findings of a participatory...
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The Internet is now often the first source of information that people turn to when they want to find out about a topic which is new to them. As such, it can be a powerful influence on the attitudes and values that might develop towards the subject or phenomenon being researched. In this paper, Julia Leatherland and Nick Chown explore the content of...
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Since every child with a diagnosis of autism is assumed to have special educational needs (SEN), any new SEN policy and legislation will impact on their education. I consider why children with autism are more difficult to include in mainstream schools than those with other SEN and what, if anything, is being proposed to address this difficulty in t...

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