Public Talk: Perspectives on Community Involvement in Autism Research
This FREE event at La Trobe University Bundoora presents many perspectives on involving the autism community in research.
- Keynote: ‘Knowing Autism: Can non-autistic scientists ever really understand what autistic people and their families need from their research?’ Professor Liz Pellicano, University College London
- OTARC researchers
- Individuals with autism and their parents/carers.
There will be time throughout the evening for questions to be directed at the panelists.
Date: Thursday 9 November
Time: 4pm until 7pm
Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora
Room to be advised once registrations close.
Tickets are FREE but registration is essential. Registration closes 5pm Thursday 2 November.
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About the Keynote Speaker
Professor Liz Pellicano will soon take up a position at Macquarie University in Sydney. She was formerly Director of the Centre for Research in Autism Education (CRAE) at University College London. She is committed to understanding the distinctive opportunities and challenges faced by autistic children, young people and adults and tracing their impact on everyday life: at home, at school and out-and-about in the community. Liz is also dedicated both to ensuring that the outcomes of her research are as influential as possible in education policy-making and to enhancing public understanding of autism. Her research projects include ‘Seeing the World Differently’, supported by the Medical Research Council, and ‘A Future Made Together’, funded by Research Autism. One of her more recent publications is ‘Sensory symptoms in autism: A blooming, buzzing confusion?’ (2013). In recognition of her outstanding work in the field of autism, Liz was awarded one of the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prizes in 2015.