Registration Now Open for Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference


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Some questions about AIMS-2


Written by: Panda Mery, Dinah Murray & Kabie Brook

Last month, the Autism Innovative Medicine Studies-2-Trials (AIMS-2-Trials) was launched as the largest ever grant given to autism research – €115 million, with money coming from the EU, pharmaceutical companies and charities. Continue reading

Critical Perspectives on Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA)


A PARC meeting will be held at London South Bank University (LSBU) from 4.30-7pm on 15th May, room VG-10 in the K2 building, Keyworth Street. The meeting will involve a number of presentations critically reflecting upon Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA). If you would like to attend please email:

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Scottish Autism 50th Anniversary Conference – call for papers


Innovation in Autism Practice: The Future is Calling”, 8th – 9th November 2018, Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow.

Call For Papers

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations we are holding a two day conference which aims to provide a platform for sharing visionary approaches to the development of autism practice.

Our programme will be influenced and informed by a contemporary view that embraces autism as a developmental difference and focuses on a capacity view of the individual. Day one will centre around the culture and context of practice and day two will look at innovation in practice.

We want to engage with others who share our ambition to promote practice based evidence and recognise the value of the lived experience of autistic people. We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster submission on the following topics:

  • Innovative service design and delivery
  • Participation – valuing the lived experience of autistic people
  • Enabling voice and choice
  • Research to practice – models of support that have been informed by research or evaluation
  • Communities of practice that support the development of good autism practice
  • New perspectives on the use of evidence within autism research

By clicking on the link below you will be invited to create an account and submit your oral or poster submission. Click here for Submission Guidelines and Poster Guidelines.

Deadline for submissions is Monday 30th April.

Any enquiries should be directed to Charlene Tait, Director of Autism Practice and Research at

Submit Your Abstract


Autism Assemble / PARC meeting in Plymouth 23rd February 2018


Eventbrite link page, Fri 23th February 2018, 19:00 – 21:00 GMT. Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth.

We are looking for autistic adults in Devon & Cornwall, who want to express themselves and get their voice and experience published, to join us for an exciting workshop based on nationally pioneering work by autistic activists. Continue reading

CeDR Disability Studies Conference Call for Papers including special stream: ‘Critical Dialogues in Neurodiversity’ organised by PARC


The Lancaster Disability Studies conference brings together researchers, practitioners, policy makers and activists from around the world, to share and debate research, ideas and developments in disability studies.  Continue reading