Jacqui is an honorary Senior Lecturer in Inclusive Education at the University of Sussex, co-director of the Autism Community Research Network (ACORNS) and a freelance disability inclusion consultant.  She was responsible for training primary and secondary teachers in special needs and inclusion in education at Sussex, and her PhD thesis was on autism and the transition from school to further / higher education.  She is currently working on international disability inclusion teacher training projects for Sightsavers International as well as running training on autism and learning disability across the education, health and care sectors. Jacqui also has 20 years’ lived experience with her son Luke, who has autism and severe learning difficulties.