Associate Professor Saggers was originally primary and special education trained however she has worked and taught all educational age group. Beth has almost thirty years of teaching experience working with students on the autism spectrum (ASD) and is an active research participant in the national Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for autism. She has worked with students in all phases of schooling and across a very large diverse range of educational settings. For many years she has worked across a variety of settings as an Advisory Teacher for ASD. She ha s a strong research interest in the perspectives of key stakeholders including students with a diagnosis of ASD. While her main interest is best practices for supporting students with ASD in schools, she is also interested in:
•accommodating for individual need,
•working with students with challenging and complex behaviours and needs, and
•providing supportive learning environments..
Much of her experience lies with working to support success for staff, parents and students with ASD of all ages within inclusive settings. The social emotional and mental health needs of students with ASD is a strong interest area.