Family in residence

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TUKS

The TUKS project aimed to understand the experience of siblings having a brother or sister with autism and how siblings cope with challenges in their life. The project adopted a cross-cultural viewpoint, exploring whether young people in the UK and in Taiwan have different experiences and responses to have a sibling with autism. What did…

Employers’ survey

This recently-completed study was a response to the career prospects of adults with autism, which are currently very poor. This is the subject of a major National Autistic Society campaign at the moment. It is obvious that employers play an essential role in offering a job. However, employers’ attitudes to people with autism may not always be…

EAR project: Engaging in Autism Research

This project aimed to gather information from the autism community about their attitude to research exploring early signs of autism in so-called “at-risk” infant populations. We hope this information will provide a strong ethical foundation for the field and help academics more deeply understand how to meet this community’s expectations, including responsible communication and dissemination…

Neurodiverse Intelligence

We are in the process of launching a new project – the full title is Neurodiverse Intelligence? An examination of culturally-specific social intelligence among people on the autism spectrum or ND-IQ for short. Latest news We had a one day project meeting in Durham two weeks ago and selected three interesting tasks to run down our diffusion…