Autism research

Holy smokes! This is so well-said!



I love learning about autism at the moment. I can spend many hours relaxing reading blogs, books and research. Occasionally though, I find my special interest can be a source of irritation rather than relaxation. So today I am blogging because I want a bit of a moan.

I try and get to as many conferences as possible and have seen some excellent speakers talking about autism. At my most recent one, I heard a researcher speak about the work they are doing to engage the autism community and how feedback from autistic people had enabled them to make many positive changes to their research design. There is obviously progress, if the involvement of the autism community is sought where it wasn’t before. I don’t think this engagement goes far enough though.

I wanted to put my hand up so many times to ask questions and make comments but I…

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