What will autism research look like in forty years’ time?

It started when, earlier this year, a gay man was appointed as chief executive officer of the American Psychiatric Association.  Like many, I was  delighted to see that Dr Saul Levin was heading up an organisation which, only forty years previously had categorised homosexuality as a mental illness. Another first thought was along the lines of “Wow, I hope in forty years time, or less, I’ll be reading about the first autistic CEO of the APA too“.

What is research for?

Quite a big question to answer… I’m motivated to have a stab at it this week for two reasons. First, I’ve just returned to the office after ten days away during which time I volunteered on a residential summer holiday for children with a range of moderate to severe learning difficulites. I’ve been volunteering on the holiday…

App reviews for June

Reviews here of another six autism apps, previously posted individually on Twitter.  The apps covered this month are: Money Counting – non-autism specific app to rehearse using American coins How to Make Lifelong Friends – an e-book for adolescents / adults with guidance on making friends iasku – a communicator app based on PECS-principles for non-verbal or minimally-verbal…