Louise Dawson is an independent consultant, supporting schools with Inclusion across the Middle East. Louise has worked in Dubai for 9 years and Hong Kong for 8. Previously with Jumeirah College, Kings' School Al Barsha, and Wellington International School she is well placed to understand the education system and has an in-depth knowledge of leading Inclusion within international private schools; as well as understanding the Inclusion journey that the UAE has been on. Previously the BSME Network Lead for Inclusion, Louise writes and delivers training for NASEN, Infinite Learning, Real Training and EduCare. She works closely with Inclusion Expert to bring quality training opportunities to the Middle East. Louise is Co-Founder of the International Forums of Inclusion Practitioners, and speaks frequently across many education platforms; including hosting two sessions with What Works for KHDA. An advocate of assistive technology, she also works with IDL, Cricksoft, Renaissance and Texthelp to bring software to the Middle East. Prior to Dubai Louise spent six years in mainstream and Special School in England.
14 November 2021 | 11:05 - 11:25 | English | Why we don't need to admit students with Autism to schools!
With the ever increasing presence of the Inclusion Agenda across the world , Louise will look at why we don't need to recruit students with Autism into schools. Taking a look at the history of Autism and some latest research, Louise will also share some ideas for supporting children.