Dr Luke Beardon
Dr Luke Beardon is a Senior member of staff in The Autism Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. He has been working as a practitioner providing support and consultancy in the field of autism and Asperger syndrome for around 20 years.
Luke’s research interests are around individuals with autism who have broken the law.
- Asperger syndrome
- Educational issues
- Offending conduct
- Social relationships
- Disability discrimination/ equal opportunities
Notable media coverage:
- BBC Radio 4 [August 2016] – The Listening Project
- Daily Mail [March 2015] – Why nothing is inevitable about autism
- The Conversation [March 2015] – Why you should never assume anything about autism
- Radio 4 You and Yours [May 2014] – Applied behavior analysis
- The Independent [April 2014] – World autism awareness day: Just because a person has a different way of communicating, it does not mean that they are impaired
- The Guardian [October 2013] – Is it right to try to ‘normalise’ autism?
I knew very little about Anna Kennedy Online (AKO) when I first encountered the charity. Amazingly Anna remembered me from a talk I did years ago - she says "I was so pleased when Dr Luke Beardon agreed to be one of our Charity Patrons. I heard Luke speak many years...
In my book I wrote that: 'autism refers to a neurotype that leads to a cognition that is qualitatively different from that of the PNT [PNT stands for predominant neurotype - what others refer to sometimes as neurotypical] in the way that information specific to...