Prof. dr. Liz Pellicano, UK

On the promotion of Autistic flourishing

Inhoud presentatie
Autistic people deserve to live long, healthy and creative lives of their own design. Autistic people are also, however, confronted by numerous social, economic and other disadvantages, all of which undermine their chances to enjoy such lives. For too long autism research has been all but silent about this fact. In this talk, Liz Pellicano seeks to break this silence. Drawing on new developments in research, she will reveal ways of identifying the fundamental dimensions of good – or flourishing – lives for Autistic people and outlining what we need to do to support them. Comparing these insights with conventional wisdoms, she will ask what it is we already know about these dimensions of Autistic flourishing, what we don’t know but could straightforwardly find out, and in what ways we will need radically to innovate to make new discoveries. In so doing, she will outline how autism research needs to be reoriented in order to provide deeper insights into autism and to make a meaningful difference to Autistic people’s lives.

Spreker
Professor Liz Pellicano is committed to transforming autism science so that it more accurately reflects everyday autistic life. She is Professor of Autism Research at University College London (UCL), having recently been Professor at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Previously, she was Director of the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) at UCL Institute of Education. Her most recent research identifies ways to bridge the gap between lab and life and open up research to greater involvement of Autistic people themselves, with the aim of generating scientific discoveries that bring real benefits to Autistic people and their families.

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    Autistic flourishing

    Datum: 15 mrt 2024Tijd: 16:25 - 16:55 CET

    Prof. dr. Liz Pellicano, UK