Autism Journal Club – Laura Crane and Caroline Hearst 19/07/21

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Laura Crane and Caroline Hearst will be presenting their recent paper:
 
‘Supporting Newly Identified or Diagnosed Autistic Adults: An Initial Evaluation of an Autistic-Led Programme’
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10803-020-04486-4
 
Following a short presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion, including:
 
Is peer support useful for all autistic people?
 
This is a small scale programme for a small group of people in one area of England – how do we scale this up so that more autistic people could benefit?
 
19th July 2021 at 16.00-17.00 (UK time)
Online via Zoom
 
The session will be video-recorded and uploaded on the Tizard Centre YouTube channel. To register please go to:
https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_A9-bE3LZTb-ld5CPVePGew

Recordings of Critical Autism Studies Conference 07/06/21 and Autism Journal Club 14/06/21 now available

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Recordings from the recent critical autism studies conference held on 07/06/21 and Autism Journal Club 14/06/21 with Amy Pearson and Kieran Rose are now available:

PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2021 – YouTube

(6) Tizard Autism Journal Club – ‘A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking’ – YouTube

PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference Programme – 7th June 2021

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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, in partnership with the Critical Autism and Disabilities Studies Research Group at LSBU, are delivering this free online conference open to anyone with an interest in this area.

Provisional programme

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

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

9.15am – Poetry reading – Hazzard

9.40am – Quality Matters, Says who? An exploration of the lived experience of autistic people, with a focus on what in their life is good, what contributes to this and whether this differs from regulating standards’ – Cairi McKenzie.

10.05am – Q&A.

10.15am – How do autistic adults without an accompanying learning disability experience the existing care, ongoing education, employment and support pathways – Co-researcher group

10.40am – Modelling Effective Inclusivity by ‘Responsiveness as Responsibility’ – Donna-Lee Ida, Krysia Waldock and Susie Bass

11.05am – Q&A.

11.15am – Comfort break.

11.30am – “Music” – a ‘love letter’ to the autistic community? A critical analysis of autistic perception of media representation – Kirsty Turner

11.55am – The Neurocultures Collective: co-creating a film – members of the Neurocultures Collective and Steven Eastwood

12.20pm – Q&A.

12.30pm – Comfort break

1pm – “Autisme-Soutien” – an online social support service provided by autistic adults to autistic adults – Marjorie Désormeaux-Moreau and Isabelle Courcy

1.25pm – Autists Serving Autists: Transforming Services by Removing Barriers – Maxfield Sparrow

1.50pm – Q&A

2pm – Closing remarks

This conference will be delivered via Zoom Webinar. We will send out the joining instructions on the Thursday before the event (3rd June).

Registration for the conference is through the following link: PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2021 Tickets, Mon 7 Jun 2021 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

Autism Journal Club – Amy Pearson and Kieran Rose, 14th June 2021

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Dr Amy Pearson & Kieran Rose.

Amy and Kieran will be presenting their recent paper ‘A Conceptual Analysis of Autistic Masking: Understanding the Narrative of Stigma and the Illusion of Choice’. https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/aut.2020.0043

Following a short presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion.

1. How can we understand unique experiences of masking without being reductive (i.e. suggesting women are ‘better maskers’)?

2. Why has the role of trauma/stigma in masking gone mostly ignored?

14th June 2021 at 16.00-17.00 (UK time)

Online via Zoom. The session will be video-recorded and uploaded on the Tizard Centre YouTube channel. To register please go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_NQmpcKulRryRCkh844HLoQ

PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 2021 – Call for papers

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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 damianmilton.sociology@yahoo.com.

Autism Journal Club – Krysia Waldock 20th April 2021

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20th April 2021 at 16.00-17.00 (GMT)

Krysia Waldock will be presenting her recent paper ‘An Exploratory Study of Attitudes toward Autism Amongst Church-Going Christians in the South East of England, United Kingdom’

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23312521.2020.1776667

Following a short presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion.

Online via Zoom. The session will be video-recorded and uploaded on the Tizard Centre YouTube channel

To register please go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_myoeP89XRWaowQyMoeHe3w

Recording now available here: https://youtu.be/XnW8dRfPOSo

Participatory Autism Research Symposium – 24th March 2021

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Bishop Grosseteste University’s LORIC Autism Ideas Café and the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) are pleased to announce details of their joint event to be held on 24th March 2021.

The Autism Ideas café is a regular, informal opportunity for anyone with an interest in autism to meet and share ideas. The event, which has been running (in-person and then online) since April 2019, has provided a rare opportunity for people with an interest in autism from a number of different perspectives to meet and have discussions. The events regularly attract attendees who are autistic; who are parents or carers of people with autism; or who are professionals or academics with an interest in the subject. This approach provides a unique melting pot of perspectives.

“I find the ideas cafe a unique and positive approach to bringing different members of society together. In my work within education and learning, I have often wondered how we bring together members of society that may have a range of views and the potential to create meaningful dialogue and action.” – An Autism Café attendee, and tutor on the SENDI programme at BGU

The Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) was set up to bring autistic people, including scholars and activists, together with early career researchers and practitioners who work with autistic people. Their aim is to build a community network where those who wish to see more significant involvement of autistic people in autism research can share knowledge and expertise.

This ‘symposium’ will showcase four autism research projects undertaken by participatory autism researchers at BGU. Participatory autism research is defined as research where members of the autistic community have control over the research agenda and the analysis of, and reflection on, the data that is generated. It embeds the values of the draft framework for inclusive autism research (Chown et al., 2017 ) including that autism research should be aimed at improving the lives of autistic people.

Each participant in the symposium will introduce an element of their current research and this will then be discussed in the group. Each section of the symposium will last for approximately 15 minutes, with the whole segment lasting one hour. Comments by audience members will not be supported during the symposium, but there will be an opportunity for discussions between delegates after this segment of the event.

Research topics to be covered are:

“The Precariat” is a good name for a band: Autism, employment and the creative industries – Examining the experiences of autistic individuals as they transition from university into employment within the creative industries.

Parents’ stories involving autism diagnosis for their child – Exploring the advantages and disadvantages of having an autism “diagnosis”.

Autistic Teachers – The lived experiences of autistic professionals as they enter, manage, stay in, or exit the profession

Exploring classroom literature from an autistic viewpoint – How lenses of perception can impact on emotional interaction with a text. Published article: Lawrence, C., *, C., Collyer, E., & Poulson, M. (2020). “Howling at the scrabble-board”: exploring classroom literature from an autistic viewpoint. English in Education, 1-13.

Event organiser, Dr Clare (Kate) Lawrence (Senior Lecturer in Teacher Development at BGU, East Midlands Convener for the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) and L.C.C. Autism Champion) explained that she isvery excited by our first event as part of the Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC). This symposium showcases how BGU is embedding participatory autism research into our work through interesting and innovative projects that will further enrich and widen understanding of autism”.

To book a place at this FREE event, please register here.

This event is funded by the Research England Strategic Priorities Fund.

Autism Journal Club – Dr. Catherine Crompton

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4th March 2021 at 16.00-17.00 (GMT) Online via Zoom

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Dr Catherine Crompton will be presenting on her recent paper ‘The effects of neurotype-matching on self and observer rated rapport.’ You can access the paper here: https://www.frontiersin.org/…/fpsyg.2020.586171/full

Following a short presentation, there will be an opportunity for discussion.

The session will be video-recorded and uploaded on the Tizard Centre YouTube channel

To register please go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/reg…/WN_XVVZ6eSSR1qSDDjLZNJhHQ

Future date! Tuesday 20th April 2021 at 4pm

Krysia Waldock will be presenting her paper: An exploratory study of attitudes towards autism amongst church-going Christians in four Protestant Churches in the South East of England, United Kingdom

More details, including how to register, available in March

Autism Online Journal Club Update 9.12.20

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Due to very high interest in the Online Journal Club on the 16th December, we have made a change to the registration and the Zoom link. Please do not try to access the Journal Club by the old Zoom link. 

We ask that those who are interested in attending the session please email Dr Jill Bradshaw at J.Bradshaw@kent.ac.uk . You will then receive the new Zoom link and details on how to join the session via email. 

We apologise for this change and look forward to seeing those who attend on the 16th December. 

Krysia Waldock