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

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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

PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference 18th July – Schedule Announced

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The PARC Critical Autism Studies Conference will be held at London South Bank University (LSBU) on the 18th July from 9.30am – 7pm, Keyworth Building, Keyworth Street. Places are limited, but if you wish to register to attend please email damianmilton.sociology@yahoo. com. Please see below for the schedule of speakers: Continue reading

Special Issue Call for papers from Advances in Autism: Inclusive educational practice for autistic learners

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This special issue of the journal Advances in Autism aims to bring together leading experts and cutting-edge research in the field of education with autistic students across the age range in order to further research knowledge that is transferable to teaching practice. Continue reading

Launch of the National Autistic Taskforce

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The launch of the National Autistic Taskforce (NAT) was announced at an event at the House of Lords on 12th December 2017. The following is a speech that was made introducing NAT by Dr. Damian Milton who will be taking up the position of Project Leader. http://nationalautismproject.org.uk/national-autistic-taskforce Continue reading