To partner with autism community, welcome dissenting opinions

It is rare these days to find an autism researcher who does not proclaim the value of advice from the autism community. In fact, consultations with people on the spectrum and their families are now the norm in autism research.

This new normal reflects a growing consensus that these conversations can help generate knowledge that is useful and meaningful to autistic people and their families.

There are also financial incentives to engage with the autism community: Most funders require evidence that autistic people and their families provided input on a proposed project.

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10th October 2017