PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2019 – Call for Papers


Date: 4th June 2019. Venue: Keyworth Building, Keyworth Street, London South Bank University (LSBU), London, SE1 6LN.

Following on from the conferences on Critical Autism Studies (CAS) that were held at LSBU in 2017 and 2018, the Participatory Autism Research Collective will be running a free one-day conference on 4th June 2019.

We invite contributions from experiential, empirical, theoretical, and practical perspectives to critically explore autism.

Possible themes include but are not limited to:
Participatory and emancipatory research
Theoretical and conceptual understandings of autism and autistic ways of being
Critical evaluations of support strategies, interventions and public policy
Research methodologies and ethics
Cultural representations of autism

Deadline for abstract (max 300 words) submissions: 1st May 2019.
To submit an abstract (or an alternative submission) please email

3 thoughts on “PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2019 – Call for Papers

  1. I’m an autistic welfare rights adviser specialising in advising clients with mental health type disabilities (not implying there that autism is a mental health “problem” simply that it involves similar issues and therefore tends to be classified alongside MH… I know…) I would really love to be able to outline autism in the context of social entitlements as what I feel to be an important research area: defining the field of study and posing questions that research might seek to answer. I have an interest in participatory autism research but I’m new to all this and not a researcher. So my question is whether this would be an appropriate forum for this particular contribution.


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