Lila is a Lecturer in Severe Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Department of Disability Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN), School of Education, University of Birmingham. She is also a chartered psychologist and a SEN teacher. She has a strong interest in school and home-based interventions to promote social communication and play skills in children with autism and learning difficulties. Lila largely uses participatory action research designs working in close partnerships with participants in real world settings. She has worked on a number of research projects exploring Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) in typically developing children and children with autism (i.e. ECHOES, The Shape project, Share-It, the Monoma project) and she is part of the European funded project Transform Autism Education exploring best autism practices in the UK, Italy and Greece. Lila has also worked in special schools and day care settings for adults in Greece and the UK. She is part of the advisory team of http://www.specialeducation.gr/ and a governor in charge of Teaching, Learning and Assessment at Hamilton School.