Speaker profile

Rebecca Duffus

Advisory Teacher for Autism
The Autism Service (Confirmed)

Rebecca is an experienced Advisory Teacher with a Psychology Degree and a Masters in Autism and Education. She has many years of experience working in both mainstream and specialist education settings as well as within local council and education services.

Rebecca believes that all young people should be understood for their unique strengths and differences.  In her current role she supports settings across the age range and specialism, to consider their provision for autistic pupils.  This work may be through individual pupil observations and advice, training and coaching of school staff, autism-friendly school audits and one-to-one work with pupils.  She also facilitates a range of parent programmes to support parents to better understand their child’s autism and is a trained EarlyBird and EarlyBird Healthy Minds facilitator.  Additionally, Rebecca has developed an ‘Understanding Diagnosis’ programme to support young people to develop a positive understanding of their diagnosis and the impact of this on their identity.  In her career she has found autistic pupils to be some of the most interesting and feels their strengths should be celebrated.  

Agenda sessions

DAY 1 -

  • SEND THEATRE

    • 3:30 pm
      Translating between two Operating Systems: How to better understand your Autistic Pupils