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"Comforting, Reassuring, and…Hot": A Qualitative Exploration of Engaging in Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism and (Sado)masochism and Kink from the Perspective of Autistic Adults. (2024)
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There is a lack of research on autistic intimacy; however, a small body of research suggests that bondage, discipline, domination, submission, sadism and (sado)masochism (BDSM)/kink may be appealing to autistic people. We aimed at exploring how engag... Read More about "Comforting, Reassuring, and…Hot": A Qualitative Exploration of Engaging in Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism and (Sado)masochism and Kink from the Perspective of Autistic Adults..

Diagnosis as a new beginning not an end: A participatory photovoice study on navigating an autism diagnosis in adulthood (2024)
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Cage, E., Botha, M., McDevitt, L., King, K. N., Biscoe, L., Tucker, K., & Pearson, A. (2024). Diagnosis as a new beginning not an end: A participatory photovoice study on navigating an autism diagnosis in adulthood. Autism, https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613231220418

Autistic people diagnosed in adulthood often report that the experience can be life-changing, but there are issues with the diagnostic pathway. Few studies consider the views of people currently seeking diagnosis or contextualise the experience of di... Read More about Diagnosis as a new beginning not an end: A participatory photovoice study on navigating an autism diagnosis in adulthood.

“You Are the Expert of Your Own Experience”: A Thematic Analysis of Experiences of Autism and Gender Diversity in Adulthood (2023)
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Glackin, A., Pearson, A., & Davis, R. (2023). “You Are the Expert of Your Own Experience”: A Thematic Analysis of Experiences of Autism and Gender Diversity in Adulthood. Autism in Adulthood, https://doi.org/10.1089/aut.2022.0111

Background: Autistic people are more likely to report gender dysphoric traits, and transgender and gender-expansive individuals frequently report higher scores on self-report measures of autistic traits. Despite the clear association between autism a... Read More about “You Are the Expert of Your Own Experience”: A Thematic Analysis of Experiences of Autism and Gender Diversity in Adulthood.

What can neurodiversity tell us about inner speech, and vice versa? A theoretical perspective (2023)
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Alderson-Day, B., & Pearson, A. (2023). What can neurodiversity tell us about inner speech, and vice versa? A theoretical perspective. Cortex, 168, 193-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2023.08.008

Inner speech refers to the experience of talking to oneself in one's head. While notoriously challenging to investigate, it has also been central to a range of questions concerning mind, brain, and behaviour. Posited as a key component in executive f... Read More about What can neurodiversity tell us about inner speech, and vice versa? A theoretical perspective.

Being, Knowing, and Doing: Importing Theoretical Toolboxes for Autism Studies (2023)
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Rosqvist, H. B., Botha, M., Hens, K., O'Donoghue, S., Pearson, A., & Stenning, A. (2023). Being, Knowing, and Doing: Importing Theoretical Toolboxes for Autism Studies. Autism in Adulthood, 5(1), 15-23. https://doi.org/10.1089/aut.2022.0021

The aim of this article was to think with and elaborate on theories developed outside of autism research and the autistic community, and through this support the production of new autistic-led theories: theories and concepts based on autistic people'... Read More about Being, Knowing, and Doing: Importing Theoretical Toolboxes for Autism Studies.

From Puzzle to Progress: How Engaging With Neurodiversity Can Improve Cognitive Science (2023)
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Manalili, M. A. R., Pearson, A., Sulik, J., Creechan, L., Elsherif, M., Murkumbi, I., …Morstead, T. (2023). From Puzzle to Progress: How Engaging With Neurodiversity Can Improve Cognitive Science. Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 47(2), Article e13255. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.13255

In cognitive science, there is a tacit norm that phenomena such as cultural variation or synaesthesia are worthy examples of cognitive diversity that contribute to a better understanding of cognition, but that other forms of cognitive diversity (e.g.... Read More about From Puzzle to Progress: How Engaging With Neurodiversity Can Improve Cognitive Science.

Cutting our own keys: New possibilities of neurodivergent storying in research (2022)
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Bertilsdotter Rosqvist, H., Botha, M., Hens, K., O’Donoghue, S., Pearson, A., & Stenning, A. (2023). Cutting our own keys: New possibilities of neurodivergent storying in research. Autism, 27(5), 1235-1244. https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613221132107

Increasingly, neurodivergent people are sharing their own narratives and conducting their own research. Prominent individuals have integrated the ‘nothing about us without us’ slogan, used by neurodivergent and other disabled social activists, into a... Read More about Cutting our own keys: New possibilities of neurodivergent storying in research.

‘I felt like I deserved it because I was autistic’: Understanding the impact of interpersonal victimisation in the lives of autistic people (2022)
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Pearson, A., Rose, K., & Rees, J. (2023). ‘I felt like I deserved it because I was autistic’: Understanding the impact of interpersonal victimisation in the lives of autistic people. Autism, 27(2), 500-511. https://doi.org/10.1177/13623613221104546

Research suggests that there is a high prevalence of interpersonal violence and victimisation within the autistic population, and that this accounts for poor mental health outcomes. This study aimed to examine the impact of interpersonal violence and... Read More about ‘I felt like I deserved it because I was autistic’: Understanding the impact of interpersonal victimisation in the lives of autistic people.

"This Was Just How This Friendship Worked": Experiences of Interpersonal Victimization among Autistic Adults (2022)
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Pearson, A., Rees, J., & Forster, S. (2022). "This Was Just How This Friendship Worked": Experiences of Interpersonal Victimization among Autistic Adults. Autism in Adulthood, 4(2), 141-150. https://doi.org/10.1089/aut.2021.0035

Background: The victimization of autistic people by familiar others (interpersonal victimization) is an understudied phenomenon despite suggestions that prevalence rates may be disproportionately high. We know very little about the way autistic peopl... Read More about "This Was Just How This Friendship Worked": Experiences of Interpersonal Victimization among Autistic Adults.

‘I can actually do it without any help or someone watching over me all the time and giving me constant instruction’: Autistic adolescent boys' perspectives on engagement in online video gaming (2022)
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Pavlopoulou, G., Usher, C., & Pearson, A. (2022). ‘I can actually do it without any help or someone watching over me all the time and giving me constant instruction’: Autistic adolescent boys' perspectives on engagement in online video gaming. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 40(4), 557-571. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjdp.12424

Research into autistic adolescents' engagement in online gaming has so far focused on time spent gaming, or characterizing problematic gaming behaviour and has relied mostly on caregiver report. In the current study, we interviewed 12 autistic adoles... Read More about ‘I can actually do it without any help or someone watching over me all the time and giving me constant instruction’: Autistic adolescent boys' perspectives on engagement in online video gaming.

Trauma Informed Participatory Research: Reflections on Co-Producing a Research Proposal (2021)
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Lonbay, S., Pearson, A., Hamilton, E., Higgins, P., Foulkes, E., & Glascott, M. (2021). Trauma Informed Participatory Research: Reflections on Co-Producing a Research Proposal. Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement, 14(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.5130/ijcre.v14i1.7728

This article discusses the development of a co-produced research proposal. The authors reflect on the process of this work and some of the challenges that were experienced by a team who had a mix of lived, clinical and academic experience of the rese... Read More about Trauma Informed Participatory Research: Reflections on Co-Producing a Research Proposal.