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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.


  • Autism
  • Asperger syndrome
  • Educational issues
  • Offending conduct
  • Social relationships
  • Employment
  • Disability discrimination/ equal opportunities

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Definition of autism

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...