Laurence Arnold FRSA

Doctoral Researcher

Current Status

Part time

Research Topic

Video as an educational tool in autism

Research Summary

I am looking at the preliminary results of this project which suggest that some of the classical cognitive theories do not translate into the moving image with the cross disciplinary implications that the current “science” does not tell the whole story in that the neglected “humanities” have as much if not more to inform us about the lived world of the autistic individual.

Research Interests

  • Autism
  • Critical Disability Studies
  • Research Ethics

Research Supervisors

Dr Mitzi Waltz and Dr Glenys Jones


Self funded

Membership of Research and Professional Organisations

  • Member of Kings College Autism Ethics Group
  • Trustee, National Autistic Society


(1984 – 1998) Ed. Trunk Calls Coventry Council of Disabled People. Coventry

(1986, 1989, 1990, 1992) Services for Disabled People and their carers. Edns 1 – 4 Coventry Council of Disabled People. Coventry.

(2002) A piece of the action "Communication" the magazine of the National Autistic Society Spring 2002 Vol 36 No1

(2007) Trust to the Board "Communication" the magazine of the National Autistic Society Winter 2007

(2010) review of Can the World Afford Autistic Spectrum Disorder? Nonverbal Communication, Asperger Syndrome and the Interbrain by Digby Tantam, Good Autism Practice (GAP), Volume 10, Number 2, October 2009 , pp. 99-100(2)


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