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Research project

Froebel Trust - The voices and experiences of children with autism, and their families, in their transitions from nursery to primary school.


Lead researcher

Professor Sarah Parsons

Professor of Autism and Inclusion
Other researchers

Dr Hanna Kovshoff

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Developing and using novel and creative methodologies to access the views and voices of neurodivergent children and those with special educational needsUnderstanding educational experiences and the social and psychological factors that lead to successful and unsuccessful educational transitions for autistic children, children with disabilities, and those with special educational needsCo-production and participatory approaches to developing research questions and conducting research in practiceUnderstanding the wider family experience when one member of the family has additional needs – in particular I am interested in the sibling experience

Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

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