This blog post is a mixed bag. First, I introduce the call for papers for a special issue on “Pathological” Demand-Avoidance (PDA), in Frontiers in Education. Secondly, I provide PDFs of my recent Twitter reflections on PDA. I hope you find these materials of interest and use.

Special Issue on PDA, Frontiers in Education.

With Professor Eddie Chaplin and Dr Allison Moore, I am editing a special issue on “Pathological” Demand-Avoidance (PDA) in the journal Frontiers in Education. For more information, please see the call for papers below:


I have produced a YouTube video detailing the type articles we are interested in and other advice for submissions into the special issue in Frontiers in Education:

Frontiers in Education, like other journals in the Frontiers group, has article processing charges. If you need assistance paying the fees, please see link below to the Frontiers group hardship fund:


PDFs of recent twitter thread reflections.

Below are the PDFs of my recent reflections on PDA, that I have made on twitter.

My latest research.

My most recent conference papers are presented below:


I have a short essay published on pages 14-15, of October 2022 The Spectrum Magazine:

I have collaborated with Valeria Garau, Sue Fletcher-Watson, and others in development of a Monotropism Questionnaire, the conference talk was presented at Autistica’s 2022 research festival:

I and a few other autistic academics have a short essay responding to arguments to divide autism again with narrow subtypes published Autism Research:

I have had this short piece published in Neurodevelopmental Psychology Forum: Newsletter of the Developmental Section:

My second most recent conference paper, which was presented at the 2021 Participatory Autism Research Collective (PARC) PDA event, was hosted by the Autism Research Team at University of Nottingham on the 20th of July 2021:

I have had this short magazine piece published in SEN Magazine:

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