"Learning together: How our understanding of education for autistic children with high support needs has grown, and the decisions we all now face"

That was the title of a presentation by two of Prior's Court's senior leaders and Founding Patron, Dame Stephanie Shirley, at the 2024 Autism Show London on Friday, 14 June.

Ahead of our 25th anniversary year in 2024/25, Prior's Court was invited to speak at the Autism Show London with Dame Stephanie providing a pre-recorded speech before Sue Piper, Director of Learning, and Ryan Campbell, CEO, took to the stage of the Autism Matters Theatre.

Dame Stephanie explored her connection to her autism through her late son Giles before Sue explained the "now" of Prior's Court - our autism approach, our Learning Framework, our research programme and our Performing Arts Centre. Ryan finished the talk with a vision for the future of Prior's Court and the autistic young people with complex needs support and their families.

Watch a pre-recorded version of the presentation given by Dame Stephanie, Sue and Ryan:

Read more about our approach to learning

As well as presenting, Prior's Court had a stall at the event where show visitors were able to explore how we use Virtual Reality as a complementary tool to our existing multi-disciplinary approach in supporting autistic young people with complex needs. IT Learning Specialist Daniel Soler Lopez and Learning Autism Practitioner Harvey Beavan led the Virtual Reality exploring sessions.

Read more about our use of Virtual Reality on our blog

Dan Whiteway, Marketing & Communications Manager at Prior's Court, said: "Thank you to everyone who came to our stall and had a chat with us, or who watched our presentation at Autism Show London 2024."