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Peer mentoring and autism in school: an interview with Ryan Bradley

Ryan Bradley is a Research Fellow at the Autism Centre for Education and Research (ACER), University of Birmingham. The focus of his research is on the inclusion of autistic students in mainstream secondary schools through peer mentoring.  Ryan kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National Autistic Society in 2016.

In this video discusses the inclusion of autistic students in mainstream schools and the benefits and limitations of peer mentoring.

You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Download a PDF transcript of this interview

Individual questions clips

  1. Can you tell us how you first became interested in autism?
  2. Can you tell us about your current work?
  3. Can peer mentoring work for those who don't disclose their diagnosis?
  4. What are the benefits of using a peer mentoring approach for all students?
  5. What are the limitations of using a peer mentoring approach for all students?
  6. What would be your key advice to develop a more inclusive environment for autistic children?

Date added: 2 March 2017