Neuropeculiar organises online Workshop on Autism and Participatory Research 8-9 March 2024

Author: Sara Rocha

Image above: Poster for the ‘Autismo e Ricerca Partecipativa’, organised by Neuropeculiar.

EUCAP’s Italian member association Neuropeculiar is organizing a workshop on participatory autism research with an impressive line-up of speakers from Europe and beyond, including several EUCAP members. EUCAP’s president Heta Pukki is scheduled as a panelist on the last day. 

In participatory research, autistic people and/or their caregivers take an active part in the research process as experts in autism life. In participatory research studies, the autistic community can play different roles characterized by different levels of power with respect to the researchers/researchers (autistic and non-autistic).

This workshop aims to raise awareness of participatory research and promote it in laboratories and the Italian autistic community, thanks to the interventions of researchers/researchers and autistic people who have direct experience with it. It is proposed as a space for training and dialogue around a topic that involves science but also ethics and the social.

The workshop is part of the Third Mission project ‘Listening to the Autistic Community’ of the Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome, in collaboration with the Participatory Research and Autism Working Group, Neuropeculiar APS, ISTC-CNR.

The workshop will be held on two days:

  • Friday, March 8 – from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 – from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The workshop is intended for:
– researchers/researchers/* conducting research in the field of autism
– autistic people
– caregivers of autistic people
– professionals* who work with autistic people in the social/health/educational/assistance field
– people interested in autistic friendly research and participatory research

The workshop will take place on the Zoom platform.
You can consult the Program in English or Italian.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge, but is it required to register here: