New grant funding!

We are excited to announce that we have been successfully awarded a new grant – the Research England Participatory Research Fund through the University of Reading. This funding will be used to develop an evidence-based, co-produced guide to make supermarkets more accessible for autistic shoppers. The guide will be expertly designed by our team memberContinue reading “New grant funding!”

Sensory Street included in UK Parliament Research Briefing

Our research paper has recently been included in a Research Briefing on ‘Invisible Disabilities in Education and Employment‘ published by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). These POSTnotes are brief, easy to read reviews of emerging areas of research that can be used by members of parliament. Our team member Keren was alsoContinue reading “Sensory Street included in UK Parliament Research Briefing”

New research publication

We are excited to announce that our research paper ‘“It Is a Big Spider Web of Things”: Sensory Experiences of Autistic Adults in Public Spaces‘ has recently been published in Autism in Adulthood. This paper reports on the research findings from the focus groups we conducted in 2021. We would like to thank all theContinue reading “New research publication”

Tickets Are Available Now!

We’re excited to announce that free tickets for our immersive event (Sensory Supermarket) are available on Eventbrite now! We look forward to seeing you in Dagenham from the 19th-20th of August. There are just 10 slots currently available for each session, so book now to avoid disappointment. On the 19th-20th of August we are takingContinue reading “Tickets Are Available Now!”

Links between our Social Media Posts and Focus Groups

In our focus groups we found six themes that appear to influence how easily accessible public spaces such as supermarkets are for people with sensory processing difficulties. You can read more about each theme and how we used these to create our ‘sensory web’ on our page about principles of sensory environments. We also foundContinue reading “Links between our Social Media Posts and Focus Groups”

Our Event in August 2022

Update 01/09/2022 – This event has now ended. To learn more about the event, please visit our page on the The Sensory Supermarket (August 2022). We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Sensory Street immersive event at PEARL (Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory) in Dagenham. It is UCL’s first net zero carbon building andContinue reading “Our Event in August 2022”

Autistica’s 2030 Goals

Autistica is one of the UK’s leading autism research-based charities. Based on priorities identified by autistic people they have identified six goals they want to achieve by 2030. Their goals aim to increase the quality of life for autistic people, enabling them to live healthier, happier and longer lives. Autistica aims to achieve these byContinue reading “Autistica’s 2030 Goals”

Focus Groups – Round 2

We have had a very productive couple of months since our last update. Following our first found of focus groups, we have been busy analysing the responses using an approach called content analysis. We used this approach to identify which public places people from the focus groups commonly identified as particularly challenging. There were severalContinue reading “Focus Groups – Round 2”