Category: Acorns Network News

Second ESRC Festival of Social Science for ACoRNS

The ACoRNS team was delighted to share our work again with the local community at our second ESRC Festival of Social Science event on November 7th 2019. Hilra Vinha and her wonderful students Martine and Poppy from Richard Taunton College hosted the event and made us all very welcome. Over 60 friends and colleagues from […]

ACoRNS student wins Impact prize for project

The ACoRNS team is delighted that Amber Warren (BSc Hons Education and Psychology) has been awarded ‘highly commended’ in the University’s Social Impact Lab Undergraduate Dissertation Prize. Amber was shortlisted from over 30 submissions across Faculties for her project entitled ‘Exploring Transitions and Resourced Provision for Children with Autism in a Mainstream School: Pupil and […]

ACoRNS paper published in Good Autism Practice

The ACoRNS participatory model

A paper that promotes the ACoRNS participatory model of research and practice has been published in Good Autism Practice. Targeted at those who work or live with people on the autism spectrum, the journal ‘encourages good and innovative practice in supporting children and adults with autism and Asperger’s syndrome’. Written by Sarah Parsons and Hanna […]

Aviary Nursery at the Froebel Trust conference

Kathryn Ivil from Aviary Nursery and Sarah Parsons were invited to present at the Froebel Trust annual conference at the University of Roehampton on March 2nd 2019. Sarah and Kathryn talked about their Froebel Trust funded project that explored the views and experiences of young autistic children as they prepare for transition to primary school. […]

Hill House and Richard Taunton join ACoRNS

ACoRNS warmly welcomes Hill House School, based in Lymington, and Richard Taunton College in Southampton to the network. Hill House School is a specialist education provision for students aged 11-19 with a diagnosis of autism, including 52-week residential provision. Louisa Burden, Deputy Head, and Kirsty Marsden, Highly Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, are delighted to […]

ACoRNS at the Scottish Autism Conference

Members of the ACoRNS team presented at Scottish Autism’s 50th Anniversary Conference in Glasgow in November 2018. Hanna Kovshoff talked about our projects on transitions at nursery, primary and secondary school. Sarah Parsons, Kathryn Ivil and Gareth Shaw talked about our project on the transitions of young autistic children at nursery school. We also presented […]

Project findings on transitions and pupil decision-making now available

ACoRNS is delighted to share the first set of findings from projects that we have carried out over the past year. Summaries for each project are available to view and download here. We are very lucky to have had a group of exceptional students working with us this year, who have all carried out well-designed […]

Springwell School joins ACoRNS

ACoRNS is delighted to announce that Springwell School has joined the partnership. Springwell School – based in Thornhill, Southampton – is a primary school for children aged 4 – 11 years with complex learning difficulties. Springwell also has a resourced provision at Mason Moor primary school in Millbrook.  Kate Buckingham, the school’s Assistant Head Teacher, […]

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