Stories about developments in neuroscience.
'Emergent and transactional': How Jonathan Green is rethinking autism and interventions
Jonathan Green is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom and an honorary consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is also a long-practicing clinician. In this interview, he discusses the genesis of his recent article, "Debate: Neurodiversity, autism and healthcare," and how it has been received by colleagues and the neurodiversity self-advocate community. There have been two commentaries published in response to Green's article, with a third still in production.
The story of autism research in Australia: A conversation with Cheryl Dissanayake
Cheryl Dissanayake is a professor at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and the Olga Tennison Endowed Chair in Autism Research at the Olga Tennison Autism Research Center. She has been researching autism since 1984. Spectrum spoke with her about her path to autism science, the history of the field in Australia, and the importance of Melbourne hosting the 2024 INSAR annual conference, which Dissanayake will chair. In this conversation, Dissanayake mentions Margot Prior, Bruce Tonge, Lawrence Bartak, Ross Day, Stella Crosley, Marian Sigman, Beryl McKenzie and Olga Tennison - all notable names from Australia's autism research community.
New journals seek to fill neurodiversity gap
The two journals, although differing in initial support, both realized the need for a publication focused exclusively on the neurodiverse experience.
Writing a 'new history of autism'
Spectrum talks with David Dobbs about researching his latest article, and what he found.
What it's like to be a Black autism researcher
Spectrum spoke to four Black autism researchers about what it's like to be in a field that's overwhelmingly white, how police violence against Black people has affected them, and the joy of finding one another in 'Black In Neuro.'
Spectrum stories: Life in lockdown with autism
Host Chelsey B. Coombs talks to clinicians and people with autism about their experience of the pandemic, how their routines have changed and some of the unexpected benefits.