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Trying to solve the ‘worst situation’ together: participatory autism research

Costley, D.M.; Emerson, A.; Ropar, D.; Sheppard, E.; McCubbing, A.; Campbell Bass, S.; Dent, S.; Ellis, R.; Limer, S.; Phillips, S.; Ward Penny, J.

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A. McCubbing

S. Campbell Bass

S. Dent

R. Ellis

S. Limer

S. Phillips

J. Ward Penny


The importance of participatory autism research is discussed in relation to a project involving six autistic researchers and five non-autistic university researchers collaborating to investigate anxiety in autistic adolescents. The paper describes the process of establishing a research partnership and the values and philosophy behind this inclusive method of research. Lessons were learnt about neurodivergent thinking and the benefits it brings to the development of research questions and analysis of data.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Dec 5, 2021
Online Publication Date Mar 17, 2022
Publication Date Mar 17, 2022
Deposit Date May 17, 2022
Publicly Available Date May 18, 2022
Journal Educational Action Research
Print ISSN 0965-0792
Electronic ISSN 1747-5074
Publisher Informa UK Limited
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-18
Keywords Education
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