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Claire Droney

Claire Droney

Claire Droney works as a specialist teacher for autism in the Bridge School Outreach Team. The Bridge Outreach team supports children and young people with autism in mainstream primary and secondary schools throughout Islington, as well as providing training sessions and resources for school staff. Claire holds a Masters degree in Education and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Special Educational Teaching from University College Cork. Previously, Claire worked as a classroom teacher for seven years in a special school for children with autism, and for three years as a class teacher in a special school for children with mild and moderate learning difficulties. She has written about special educational needs for publications including the Irish Examiner, the Islington Gazette, and Impact, the journal of the Chartered College of Teaching. For further information on autism awareness and autism resources, please see the Bridge School website. Website  

The Importance of Inclusion and Autism Peer Awareness

The Importance of Inclusion and Autism Peer Awareness Every Day

A head teacher giving a high-five to a little girl with autism and hunching down to chat to her at length—that’s inclusion.  A teenage boy who feels confident to share some information with his classmates about his autism diagnosis—that’s inclusion.  An autistic girl who is given a central role in a class assembly, even though […]

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