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Confirmation of Candidature - Candidate : Peter Lamplough

Autistic Girls: Lived Experiences on Transition from Primary to Secondary School.
18 NOV 2022
9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Society's perception that autism is a male disability continues to influence autistic girls' experiences at school. Consequently, this has a significant effect on their transition from primary to secondary school. This study aims to examine the life experiences and challenges of autistic girls during this transition period. The study will progress over a 12-month period using a longitudinal qualitative multiple case study that features an interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA). Data will be collected by conducting semi-structured interviews and surveys with autistic girls and their parents, and focus groups with primary and secondary school teachers. The findings will provide an insight of the challenges autistic girls are confronted with during this transition period and emphasise the overwhelming lack of understanding and difficulties parents and teachers need to ameliorate.

For more information or zoom link, please email the Graduate Research School or phone (07) 4631 1088.  The zoom links are included in the ReDTrain Bulletin.