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…

ABC poster at INSAR 2018

In May 2018, Bérengère presented a (very colourful, Wes Anderson’s movies-inspired) poster on the ABC findings at the International Society for Autism Research Conference. Have a look at the poster right here! =>  ABC Poster INSAR 2018   Olly, the DART mascot, presenting the ABC poster at INSAR 2018

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. …