Autonomy, the Critical Journal of Interdisciplinary Autism Studies

This new journal, the latest offshoot of the Autreach project will  appeal to the widest range of the current autism research community and foster cross disciplinary discourse between the fields of medical research, education and sociology amongst others

The  emphasis will be on encouraging contributions from autistic scholars who have hitherto had limited exposure to academic publishing. We will feature papers reviewed by respected academics in the appropriate fields, reviews and also feature an opinions section which it is hoped will stimulate a lively interdisciplinary debate.

At the present time the editorial team consists of a small core of academics, most of whom have some link with the Autism Centre for Educational Research at the University of Birmingham (UK)  though we are expanding our appeal as we progress towards a sample issue demonstrating the future potential of this journal.

Expressions of interest are encouraged and we urge you to register with us.

Vol 1, No 5 (2017): The Fifth Edition of Autonomy

At last, the fifth issue of Autonomy.

Table of Contents


Introduction to the Fifth Edition of Autonomy HTML
Laurence Arnold


Attention with a Narrow Focus HTML
George Gillespie
Cygnet Mentoring Project: combined experiences from a mentor and a mentee HTML
Susy Ridout, Matthew Edmondson
Politics of Autism: Social Intuition, Stigma, and Diversity HTML
Gordon Alan Gates
Autistic Self-Advocacy and Activism on the World Wide Web: Frontiers of Digito-Neural Subject Formation HTML
Scott D. Folsom
A brief history of “Neurodiversity” as a concept and perhaps a movement HTML
Laurence Arnold
“Greasing the Skids”: Interdisciplinary Rhetoric and Mindblindness HTML
John Marinan
Exploring the Social Experience of Adults on the Autism Spectrum: Views on Friendships, Dating and Partnerships HTML
Jenna Johnson, Roy Richard Hanes


Review of Rethinking Autism HTML
William Arnold


An open letter to Professor David Mandell Editor-in-Chief, Autism in response to the article "A new era in Autism" HTML
Julia Leatherland

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ISSN: 2051-5189