So who exactly is at risk?


By Dr. Damian E M Milton

It has come to my attention that the NICE guidelines on Autism and guidance from the Royal College of Psychiatrists on Autism were not published until 2014. Thus the clinician in this case could not have disregarded them, and I apologise for this mistake and have updated the blog post. However, I still think the contrast is striking.

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PARC autumn meetings


On the 12th September and 17th October at Birmingham City University (South Campus) we are hoping to hold meetings which will likely be on the theme of wellbeing. Details to be confirmed.

19th September at London South Bank University – ‘Building research networks’, 4.30-7pm, K2 building, Keyworth Street, Room V211.

3rd October at London South Bank University – ‘Autism and suicidality’, 4.30-7pm, K2 building, Keyworth Street, Room V211.

Email to reserve a place at either of the London events. Talks will include time for questions and discussion. Reports from these meetings will be posted on the website. Continue reading

Autistic Terror: On “Impact”, and its Academic and Everyday Socio-Political Implications for Researched Communities


By Gill Loomes

“Are autistic people at greater risk of being radicalized? Those with the condition could be more likely to become ‘lone wolf’ terrorists”

So read a headline in the Daily Mail newspaper on Friday, 23rd June 2017.

My neighbours read the Daily Mail.

My neighbours know that I’m autistic, and that my life involves personal, professional and academic autism-related activism.

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‘Perspectives on Autism’ blog for Autistic Pride


Sunday 18th June was the 12th annual celebration of Autistic Pride. In order to mark the day, some ‘ Autistics in Academia’ produced this collaborative blog – as an opportunity to show and celebrate the research work we are doing across different institutions in the UK, and our commitment to the promotion of Neurodiversity and inclusion in academia. Continue reading

Mentoring and peer support

Members of the PARC group have been involved in the Cygnet / Research Autism funded project regarding mentoring for autistic adults. We are currently looking at ways in which to expand this project.

As a group we are also looking to provide a discussion space, and peer support for autistic people and their allies working in or interested in, participatory research with autistic people.