Bridge-building between communities: Imagining the future of biomedical autism research

Síofra Heraty, Alexandra Lautarescu, David Belton, Alison Boyle, Pietro Cirrincione, Mary Doherty, Sarah Douglas, Jan Roderik Derk Plas, Katrien Van Den Bosch, Pierre Violland, Jerneja Tercon, Amber Ruigrok, Declan G.M. Murphy, Thomas Bourgeron, Christopher Chatham, Eva Loth, Bethany Oakley, Grainne M. McAlonan, Tony Charman, Nicolaas PutsLouise Gallagher, Emily J.H. Jones

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A paradigm shift in research culture is required to ease perceived tensions between autistic people and the biomedical research community. As a group of autistic and non-autistic scientists and stakeholders, we contend that through participatory research, we can reject a deficit-based conceptualization of autism while building a shared vision for a neurodiversity-affirmative biomedical research paradigm.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3747-3752
Number of pages6
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - 31 Aug 2023


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