On participatory research and building the evidence base

On Friday afternoon (in retrospect a foolish decision – never post anything controversial on twitter just before the weekend) I posted a series of tweets sharing this new project page. The project is a multi-site fully-powered clinical trial of a new manualised intervention for parents of autistic children. Let’s break that down a bit. Multi-site…

Is early autism intervention compatible with neurodiversity?

Neurodiversity is a somewhat fraught term – for some associated with a specific socio-political movement, for others a more neutral descriptor. One source of conflict between those who explicitly adopt and endorse a neurodiversity framework and those who reject it is the perception that neurodiversity is incompatible with provision of support. This is important for…

App Wheel

Back in 2014 DART developed a summary of some recommended apps for autistic users.  This was updated in April 2015 – and yes, I know it really needs doing again! The wheel is divided into relevant topic areas.  Icons in the inner circle are suitable for younger players and perhaps those with a learning disability. …