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Autism research project and toolkit wins public engagement award

8 June 2018

A team from UCL Institute of Education (IOE) and the charity Ambitious about Autism has won a UCL Provost's Public Engagement Award in recognition of a co-produced research project, 'Know Your Normal'

CRAE - Know Your Normal - Provost's Public Engagement Awards

Know Your Normal, a campaign by Youth Patrons of Ambitious about Autism worked with the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE) researchers to investigate the mental health experiences of young autistic people in the UK, with these findings informing the development of a toolkit to help autistic individuals monitor their own mental health. They further created an animation designed to bust myths around mental health and autism, and a series of resources to share their experiences and encourage others to work in this way.

Dr Laura Crane (CRAE), and Professor Liz Pellicano (now at Macquarie University, Sydney) worked as equal partners with Fern Adams, Georgia Harper and Jack Welch (Youth Patrons of Ambitious about Autism) on research design, data collection, interpretation of results, and the dissemination of findings.

The project received the 'Team Award' at the annual awards ceremony, alongside six other category winners recognising the hard work of UCL staff, students, and their community partners.

The 2018 awards ceremony also celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the UCL Public Engagement Unit.


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