It is our job to ensure that young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are given every opportunity to meaningfully participate in the planning stages of their transition to adulthood.
Dr Rai Fayette
Rai is an educational psychologist who worked extensively with children and young people with SEND, predominantly those with autism aged 3-18, in schools prior to training to be an educational psychologist. He completed his doctoral training in educational and child psychology at the University of Manchester. In his doctoral thesis, he reviewed qualitative research methods for eliciting the views of young people with autism about their educational experiences, and then explored current good practices of specialist schools in meaningfully including young people with autism during the planning for their transition to adulthood.
Rai believes that children and young people should be included in decisions that affect their lives. He is keen to work collaboratively with school staff, parents and young people to develop ways of promoting the participation of young people in decision making within education. In addition to his specialist area in autism in education, other interests include Acquired Brain Injury and mediated learning experiences.
In his spare time, Rai enjoys running, playing and coaching basketball and playing guitar.