Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is the name for a range of similar conditions, including Asperger syndrome, that affect a person’s social interaction, communication, interests and behaviour. Julia Carr is a full time lecturer and Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Education Studies and BA (Hons) Education & Childhood Studies courses at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. Before entering the Higher Education sector, Julia focused on autism policy development at local and national level. She still maintains this interest and remains active within both the local and national government arenas, and within autism research.
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