Sophie Hall

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 […]

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 […]

ACoRNS wins funding for transitions project

The ACoRNS team is delighted to have been awarded £35,000 from the Froebel Trust for a project focusing on ‘The voices and experiences of children with autism, and their families, in their transitions from nursery to primary school’. The project starts on March 1st 2018 and will involve children, families and staff at the Aviary […]

The ACoRNS Listening Pod!

At the Festival of Social Science event on November 9th 2017 at Totton College, the ACoRNS team revealed the next major step in our plan to prioritise and gather the views and experiences of children and young people with autism, and families and teachers, about education – our fabulous ACoRNS Listening Pod! With the considerable […]

Festival event a great success!

Over 40 professionals, parents, and students joined the ACoRNs team at Totton College on November 9th 2017 to focus on the voices and experiences of autistic students at school. The event was part of the ESRC’s annual Festival of Social Science which aims to showcase social science research to the general public. After an introduction […]

Acorns Network Launch Event

    ACoRNS was formally launched at the University of Southampton on June 27th 2017 from 4-6pm. More than 30 people attended the event, the majority being from local schools and organisations, as well as colleagues from the University. Young people on the autism spectrum joined the team and parents of young people on the […]

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