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Twitter Q&A with Sarah Wild: autism, education and girls

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our next education focused twitter Q&A on Tuesday 23 January with the Headteacher of Limpsfield Grange School, Sarah Wild. This Twitter Q&A will focus on autism, education and girls and is made possible thanks to the generous sponsorship of Axcis Education

Limpsfield Grange School is an Ofsted Outstanding school and residential setting for girls aged 11 -16 with communication and interaction difficulties, many with a diagnosis of autism including Asperger syndrome. Sarah has worked in education for 20 years, in a range of settings and has experience of leadership in a mainstream secondary school in the east end of London; and special schools in London and Brighton.

Read more about Limpsfield Grange School in our exclusive article from Sarah.

We will host the discussion on our @networkautism account between 4-5pm GMT on 23 January 2018. The discussion will look to give advice and support to professionals helping to support autistic children within education with an additional focus on autistic girls and education. You can follow and take part in the discussion on the day by using the hashtag #autismedchat

This is a fantastic opportunity to ask your autism questions regarding practical support in the classroom for autistic children as well as wider questions you may have around autism and girls.

You can tweet questions in advance using the hashtag #autismedchat, or if you're not on twitter, email them to us at networkautismsupport@nas.org.uk and we'll put your questions to the Sarah during the Q&A - you'll be able to catch up with the responses in the archive we compile after the event.


More about Sarah and Limpsfield Grange School

Since her appointment as Headteacher, Sarah has dedicated time to raising awareness of female autism nationally. Limpsfield Grange School was the subject of the ITV documentary “Girls with Autism” and students of the school have written two novels M in the Middle and M is for Autism with the author Vicky Martin.

Sarah and students from Limpsfield Grange speak nationally about female autism, and have spoken at the Autism Show London, NAHT and NUT SEND conferences and The National Autistic Society professional’s conference.  Sarah is a member of Autism and Girls forum, and recently participated in a House of Lords roundtable discussion about female autism. Sarah writes a regular blog for TES online about a range of issues relating to SEND.

Date added: 9 January 2018