An Invitation to Participate in an Autism Listening Programme Study

Apologies – the blog has been a bit quiet of late!  I’ll be returning soon with a second follow-up on the Click-East Tea Party outcomes, thinking about the kinds of research parents want to see in the future.  And before Christmas I’ll be posting a couple of wish lists of technology for children and adults with autism which I hope might be handy. 

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“.