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Autism can be a real challenge for children in their formative years. Join this talk to hear more about research into how inclusion can make a positive difference and what schools need to do to support children and families. "Fake news"! Fact versus fiction and how to apply reason and rigour when presented with information overload is explored as we hear about research into the subject. With easy 24/7 access to any and all information how do we navigate to "the truth" in a digital world?
The impact of inclusion on children with autism
Autistic children face many social challenges, often associated with vulnerability to social exclusion and high levels of bullying leading to long-term mental health difficulties. Here we explore the impact of inclusion in mainstream schools, and in particular the attitudes of typically developing children towards their autistic peers through studies and interviews. The results are incredibly insightful.
What should we believe? – telling apart fact from fiction in research
We live in a world of unprecedented access to information. How do we know what is real and what is fake? What is fact and what is fiction? What should we believe and what should we reject? This talk will explore how to judge evidence and how to think critically about what we hear and read. It will also show how to navigate through this world of information overload to become expert critical thinkers who are neither gullible nor sceptical of everything they hear.