Autism Spectrum Disorder – Dr Claire Hughes-Lynch


Challenging Education Conference Speaker Biography:

Claire E. Hughes, Ph.D. is an associate professor and Chair of Education and Teacher Preparation at the College of Coastal Georgia. Previously, she was Faculty Director and Principal Lecturer of the Special Needs and Inclusion program at Canterbury Christ Church University in England, and a Fulbright Scholar to Greece.  She is Past-Chair of the Special Populations Network for the National Association for Gifted Children and has been active on the boards of The Association for the Gifted (CEC-TAG) and Teacher Education Divisions (CEC-TED) of the Council for Exceptional Children.  She received her doctorate in gifted education and special education from the College of William and Mary, and is author of numerous books and chapters, including The Parents’ Guide to Children with High Functioning Autism and Teaching Children with High Functioning Autism.  Her research areas include: twice-exceptional children- particularly gifted children with autism; positivistic views of exceptionality; and international special education.  

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