BSc, MA, Ph.D Candidate
I currently work in a mainstream Primary school as Special Education Needs and Disabilities Coordinator supporting the inclusion of autistic children and those diagnosed with ADHD. However, I have also worked with different ranges of neurodevelopmental disorders along my seven years of working experience and learning. I am Educational Psychologist, Special Education Needs Teacher and I have also completed a Master's Degree in Children under Risk of Social Conflict at the University of Vigo, Spain.
Before moving to London, I worked for two years in a Therapeutic Centre with adolescents with mental health conditions as well as performing an extreme challenging behaviour. Then I move to London and from the beginning I have been working in education, first as a Teaching Assistant for one year, and then as a SEN Teacher.
During my studies is when I first became intrigued by autism, realising that all that is known so far seems to be a surface of something very big, opening a whole world of questions and yet, with a few answers.
“One does not have gender; one does gender” (West & Zimmerman, 1987).
My research is aimed at exploring the awareness of the existence of a gender identity and gender stereotypes in autistic adolescents, as well as their attitudes towards those gender stereotypes.