Employment Autism meeting – 18th December

Events

Meeting to be held in room v202 in the K2 building on Keyworth Street, London South Bank University, 18th December 2018 from 4.30-7pm.

To reserve a place at the event, please email: damianmilton.sociology@yahoo.com

Message from Employment Autism about the meeting:

The number of autistic adults in employment is often reported to be very low compared to the general population. Employment Autism is a new charity responding to the low rate of autistic adults in fulfilling employment. We are in the early stages and plan to launch initially as an information service to both employers and autistic jobseekers and employees.

This meeting is an opportunity to influence the design, content and direction of the service and contribute your views and experience. We would like your feedback on the initial design of our website, logo and content. We will also be looking for freelance authors with knowledge and experience of employment, especially if you have HR/legal expertise as we will soon be commissioning content.

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Announcement: PARC workshops in Birmingham have been cancelled.

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Due to unforeseen circumstances the planned series of PARC workshops in Birmingham have been cancelled. We will post any updates regarding future activities in the West Midlands and elsewhere.

PARC Autistic Fringe Scotland 8th & 9th November 2018

Events

Please click on the following link for a full schedule and information on the PARC Autistic Fringe Scotland 8th and 9th November 2018: Full schedule of PARC fringe

And click her for a PDF version of the full schedule: PARC fringe schedule PDF

Regrettably we are having to change the PARC Fringe venue for day one 8th November.

The venue for Day one 8th November will now be The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU the room is Gallery Four (This is the same venue as the comedy evening). This is approximately 4 minutes walk from the original venue, day 2:  9th November remains unchanged.

Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials project FAQ

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Written by: Panda Mery

As so little information has been made available on 115 million euros Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials (AIMS-2-Trials) research project, we suggested to Autistica to publish their project agreement. They didn’t. Using the access to information scheme of the Innovative Medicines Initiative 2 Joint Undertaking (IMI2 JU), we also requested a copy of the ‘Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2 Trials (AlMS-2-Trials) grant agreement and its appendices’. After extending its deadline, the IMI2 JU sent us a partly redacted copy of the grant agreement. The redactions are explained in a cover letter. Continue reading

Attempting to lift the veil of secrecy over AIMS-2

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Written by: Panda Mery, Dinah Murray & Kabie Brook

The Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials (AIMS-2-Trials) was launched as the largest ever grant given to autism research on June 18th. Two weeks ago, we wrote some questions about this project and the autistic representation and monitoring, if any. Dr James Cusack, Director of Science, Autistica wrote a response that answered only some of our questions. Some people commented on both these posts (below each). Continue reading

Response from Dr. James Cusack to concerns regarding Autistica’s involvement in AIMS-2

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Thank you to Panda, Dinah and Kabie for their post and to Damian for the opportunity to post here. It’s really good to have a nuanced discussion about Autistica’s involvement in AIMS-2-TRIALS. We are taking on board a variety of views, some critical, some undecided and some very supportive. All of these views are valid and will inform how we move forward. Continue reading