A video summarising our research has been created! You can watch the full version here. We also have a short version of the video which discusses the methods, results and implications of our research. You can watch that here. Transcriptions for both videos are available: For the full video: Word and PDF For the…
Earlier in 2019 we published this virtual symposium, sharing a series of separate presentations that were going to be presented at INSAR 2019, and collecting them together so people could see the links. Then, at the conference, we managed to get together a record a podcast about these same research studies. The podcasts were not…
On June 5th 2019, we had a public lecture, where Catherine presented the results so far from this project. You can watch a video of the lecture below. For subtitles, click the “CC” button.
NB: many thanks to Sonny Hallett for the image that illustrates this library post
We have shared our summer update with our mailing list! You can access a PDF version with clickable links here. An image of the update is below.
Professor Hilde Geurts from the University of Amsterdam gave a special public lecture entitled “Older and Wiser? The impact of ageing when you are autistic”. You can watch a recording of this lecture below.
Maggi attended the British Psychological Society Cognitive & Developmental Section Joint Conference in Stoke-on-Trent in September 2019. She gave a talk about whether social play is different when autistic children play with digital and non-digital toys. The slides are available here, and the project website is here.
On 22nd July, Sue Fletcher-Watson gave a talk at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience and King’s College London entitled: Rigorous scientific research in a neurodiversity framework: what, why, who, when, where and how? You can download the slides here and cite the talk as: Fletcher-Watson, Sue (2019): Rigorous scientific research in a neurodiversity…
There is a wide range of digital technologies aiming to support autistic people – but is there evidence that any of them work? This free seminar will address this question for you. The Building Evidence for Technology and Autism (BETA) project assesses the existing evidence for digital technologies that support autism. Guidelines and tools have been…
In the middle of 2018, a group of academics came together, with the realisation that we were all, separately, contributing to a new way of thinking about autism. In various ways we had – implicitly or explicitly – developed a quantiative and experimental test of the predictions of the Double Empathy Problem.
We collected our studies together and sent them in to the International Society for Autism Research, hoping for the opportunity to present our work in a symposium at the 2019 conference in Montreal. Unfortunately our symposium submission was not successful, but the authors of three of the submitted abstracts chose to present their work, individually (not within a symposium), at the conference. This is because INSAR offers abstracts submitted as part of an unsuccessful symposium the chance to be presented individually, as either a poster or a non-symposium spoken presentation.
The purpose of this Library post is to bring together those three abstracts, together with the over-arching symposium pitch, so that people attending #INSAR2019 can attempt to see all three and get a glimpse of the symposium experience we had in mind when we submitted. After the conference, we’ll be supplementing this initial post with more information from our Discussant, Damian Milton, and a podcast featuring the different authors and presenters in conversation.
tl:dr – if you’re at INSAR 2019 you need to see Catherine’s poster on Thursday morning, and at the same time, Kerrianne’s poster also on Thursday morning, and then Brett’s talk on Friday afternoon. But please read more below if you want to find out why we’ve created this post, and see the abstracts we submitted.
We were delighted at the end of 2018 to welcome Dr Damian milton to the UNiversity of Edinburgh to deliver this fantastic lecture on Autism and Mental Health in a Social Context.