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‘Innovative technologies for autism – critical reflections on digital bubbles’ is a seminar series funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

Sarah Parsons (University of Southampton), Nicola Yuill and Judith Good (University of Sussex), and Mark Brosnan (University of Bath) will be organising seven seminars over the next two years, featuring national and international speakers from a range of disciplines. The series focuses on why and how technologies are being developed, applied and evaluated for people with autism, exploring different ‘bubbles’ that exist within the field; for example, methods, disciplines, stage of life, and the use of different technologies.

The first seminar was held at the University of Southampton on Friday November 28th 2014 and focused on the social aspects of applying technologies for autism; more details can be found on the Seminar 1 page.

The second seminar was held at the University of Sussex on Monday March 23rd 2015 and focused on the development, technology and autism; more details can be found on the Seminar 2 page.

The theme of Seminar 3 was methodology and took place at the University of Bath on Thursday 9th of July 2015.

Seminar 4, which took place at University of Southampton on Friday 20th November 2015, focused on technology: how do different kinds of technology support interaction and communication?