Gues talk by Nigel Newbutt.
Nigel will discuss the importance of inclusion in research contexts involving autistic people. He will provide an overview of research in the field of autism and how shifts in paradigms have started to place the view, opinions and input of autistic individuals in a more considered way than ever before. Nigel will draw on his own research, working with technology to support autistic people, and how he has placed the views of participants central to forming research questions, co-designing research and working with communities to feedback findings to stakeholders. In short, this talk will consider the value-added nature, and ethical/moral responsibility of researchers working in disability fields, to include the voice and input of the people we are researching with.