What is it about?

This letter to the editor explores important points to doing ethical autism research, focusing on autistic people's communication approaches and the double empathy problem (a mismatch between autistic and non-autistic people). We also discuss the importance of considering what constitutes harm in autism research.

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Why is it important?

An increasing body of literature is exploring how autistic people's communication differs from non-autistic people's. The implications of this literature in regards to ethical autism research often remains undiscussed.


This is an important letter to the editor that emphasises the significance of recent findings about autistic people's communication approaches and styles, and why this ought to be considered more in light of doing ethical autism research.

Krysia Waldock
University of Kent

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This page is a summary of: Tensions Between Autistic Sociality, Communication, and Social Skills Research: A Response to Bambara (2022) and Camarata (2022), Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, November 2022, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA),
DOI: 10.1044/2022_jslhr-22-00331.
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