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.
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.
Brace for impact. Continue reading
Blog post by Dr Damian Milton for the National Autism Project
In this blog linked to the National Autism Project, PARC chair Dr. Damian Milton describes the future of autism research and practice that he would like to see:
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
At the most recent PARC meeting held at London South Bank University (LSBU), we were pleased to have a presentation by Dr. Wenn Lawson on the work of the Autism-CRC in Australia. The website for this work can be found here: https://www/autismcrc.com.au/
Members of the PARC group have been involved throughout the recent ESRC funded seminar series: Shaping Autism Research UK. This project has produced a wealth of resources available here: http://www.shapingautismresearch.co.uk/
We are currently collating articles for the second edition of the Autism and Intellectual Disability annual practice journal for Pavilion Press. Contact Dr. Damian Milton for further details here: http://damianmiltonsociol.wixsite.com/dmilton-autism
An article regarding the mentoring training developed by members of the PARC group at London South Bank University was recently published in Good Autism Practice. Click here to see latest content page for the journal: http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/bild/gap/2017/00000018/00000001