Jo is a Doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading. Her PhD focuses on the wellbeing of autistic students in mainstream primary schools, and she is committed to enhancing public understanding and acceptance of autism and neurodiversity.
In addition to her research, Jo is a specialist autism practitioner offering support to parents, carers and professionals. She runs courses and workshops in a wide range of topics related to children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities including:
General autism awareness and acceptance
Autism and mental health
Positive behavioural strategies
Providing social support
Meeting the needs of neurodiverse learners in the classroom
Jo is currently working with the Trust to develop a new training programme for schools looking at how to best support the needs of vulnerable learners during unstructured times of the school day.
Find out about our schools and families programme here.