PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2021 – Call for papers


Date of event: 7th June 2021 9am-2pm (BST) (full details to follow)

Following on from the conferences on Critical Autism Studies (CAS) that were held at LSBU in 2017, 2018 and 2019, the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) in partnership with the Critical Autism and Disabilities Studies (CADS) Research Group at London South Bank University (LSBU). will be running a free one-day online conference.

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 overview of what you would like to present) submissions: 19th May 2021.

Presentations selected for the conference will be scheduled for 30mins including time for questions from those participating in the event.

To submit an abstract, please email

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