PARC Critical Autism Studies – Winter Conference 2021, 6th December 9am-2pm (GMT)


Following on from the conferences on Critical Autism Studies (CAS) that were held at LSBU in 2017-19 and our virtual conferences held earlier this year, the Participatory Autism Research Collective, in partnership with the Critical Autism and Disabilities Studies Research Group at LSBU, return with a winter conference with another fantastic programme!

We aim to provide an environment for autistic researchers to present their work relating to critical autism studies and with so many colleagues conducting a wealth of vital and insightful research, one annual event was simply not enough. Check out the programme below to see what we have lined up this time round…

Provisional programme (subject to change)

9am – Welcome & housekeeping – Neil Hudson-Basing, Corporate Events Manager, LSBU

9.05am – Intro & scene setting – Fabienne, Nicki & Damian

9.15am – The Development of Positive Attitudes of Mainstream Teaching Staff towards Autistic Students – Susie Bass

9.40am – Pros and cons of autistic parenthood – Shona Murphy

10.05am – Q&A

10.15am – Implications of inertia for understanding autism – K Leneh Buckle

10.40am –Assessing hypersensitivity to difference in autistic and non-autistic adults – Sophia Christophi

11.05am – Q&A

11.15am – Comfort break

11.30am – I am an autistic researcher not autism researcher- Non-standardised approaches in a standardised world – Daniel Lovesey

11.55am –Defining autistic identity and the role it plays in the Quality of Life of autistic adults – George Watts

12.20pm – Q&A

12.30pm – Comfort break

1pm – Militant Autecologies – Natalie Joelle

1.25pm – Exploring the benefits and impact of participation in improv comedy and autistic lived experiences: a case study – Nathan Keates

1.50pm – Q&A

2pm – Closing remarks & close

This conference will be delivered via Zoom Webinar. We will send out the joining instructions on the Thursday before the event (2 December).

To register please follow this link:

2 thoughts on “PARC Critical Autism Studies – Winter Conference 2021, 6th December 9am-2pm (GMT)

  1. Dear PARC,
    I have today’s and tomorrow’s events in my diary but I appear to have neglected to sign up via Eventbrite. Really sorry – I thought I’d done that some time ago. It appears that sales have now ended for both events. Is it still possible to get links for either?
    Thanks and sorry again.


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