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Future visions – Our autism experts speak their minds

“We’ll look back and say, that was ridiculous” Dr Luke Beardon

Future visions – Our autism experts speak their minds

“We’ll look back and say, that was ridiculous” Dr Luke Beardon

As part of our Future 50 project, we asked autism experts for a ‘state of the nation’ on how the autism community is understood and supported today – and what we can expect in the next fifty years.

Our Future 50 appeal is raising funds to build an autism assessment and diagnosis centre of national importance.  Find out more here.

“We’ll look back and say, that was ridiculous”

Dr Luke Beardon has 20 years’ experience in the fields of autism and Asperger’s syndrome and is a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam university.

“The future could be so spectacular”

Jane Carolan has worked in health and social care for 30 years, has a Master’s degree in the education of adults with autism and is deputy chief executive of Autism Together.

“Computer power hasn’t yet been creatively used to help autistic people”

Dr Sue Fletcher-Watson is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences at the University of Edinburgh.