REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland (2021), Volume 34, Issue 1


The publication of REACH: Journal of Inclusive Education in Ireland Volume 34.1 marks two very significant developments in the history of the Journal namely a change in title and the move to open access online publication. We particularly welcome submissions from education practitioners and contributions reflecting the views and experiences of learners with a diverse range of abilities along a continuum of need. This issue features four articles focused on various themes related to supporting the inclusion in education of learners with autism and and we are delighted that this includes two articles by teachers. In these Davy and Tynan consider teachers’ perspectives in relation to how aspects of the physical and temporal classroom environment can support pupils with autism while Corscadden and Casserly consider the identification of autism in girls, and the impact of gender differences on social acceptance of autism traits and the masking of social difficulties. The articles by O’Síoráín et al. and Twomey et al. both focus on supporting classroom communication with young children with autism.  

For many years REACH Journal has provided an opportunity for those involved and interested in inclusive and special education to publish articles based on their research, practice and experience. See for submission guidelines and template, contact the editor ( to discuss possible submissions and follow the Journal on Twitter @ReachJournal.