Autism Representatives

Autism Representatives

A group to involve the perspectives of autistic people and their families

At the beginning of the AIMS-2-TRIALS project, Autistica (AIMS-2-TRIALS partner and UK-based autism research charity) identified a small group of interested autistic people and carers who agreed to act as a Steering Committee. This group gave early feedback on the AIMS-2-TRIALS website and worked to recruit the rest of the A-Reps. Nearly 100 European applications were reviewed by the Steering Committee, who attempted to form a group that was representative of the varying strengths, needs and difficulties of autistic people, demographic factors such as gender, age, nationality and ethnicity, life experience and interests. 41 A-Reps accepted our invitation to take part.

The A-Reps group is co-ordinated by a team at the Autism Research Centre, University of Cambridge, along with Autistica and Autism Europe. For more information or if you have questions, contact Beth Jennings, AIMS-2-TRIALS Participatory Research Coordinator, via arepscomms@medschl.cam.ac.uk.  

Leads

Autistica James Cusack

Lead:
James Cusack,
Autistica

Co-lead:
Simon Baron-Cohen,
University of Cambridge

Autism Europe Aurélie Baranger

Collaborator:
Aurélie Baranger,
Autism-Europe

Mary Doherty

Mary Doherty

Anjuli Ghosh

Anjuli Ghosh

Giselle Pisani

Pietro Cirrincione