Jo Billington

Jo is a Doctoral Researcher in the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading and an Affiliate Lecturer in SEND and Inclusion in the School of Education at Oxford Brookes University. Her teaching and research focuses on the lived experiences of autistic students in mainstream schools, and she is committed to enhancing public understanding and acceptance of autism and neurodiversity.
In addition to her academic work, Jo is a specialist autism practitioner for Berkshire-based charity Parenting Special Children, offering practical support to schools, parent/carers, and allied professionals. She also has a particular interest in mental health and is part of the training team at the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust, working directly with staff and students in mainstream and special schools to promote good mental health in learners with SEND.

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