Dr Rebecca Wood is a senior lecturer in special education at the University of East London. She is a former teacher and autism education practitioner who has worked in both the mainstream and special education sectors. Her first degrees were at the universities of Edinburgh and Oxford and she completed her PhD at the Autism Centre for Education and Research at the University of Birmingham. Rebecca subsequently completed an Economic and Social Research Council postdoctoral fellowship at King’s College London. She was project manager for the Transform Autism Education project, a trinational teacher training scheme funded by the European Commission. Rebecca has written a number of articles for peer-reviewed journals and for online publications, and she presents at national and international conferences. Her book, Inclusive Education for Autistic Children: Helping Children and Young People to Learn and Flourish in the Classroom(2009) is published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.