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PGCert Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies)

To help you feel prepared for your postgraduate studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now.

Suggested reading

You will be given more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies.

We don’t recommend rushing out to buy texts before you arrive. But before your course begins, if you can pick some up second hand, borrow from a library or access online, you may want to prepare with the following:

  • Davidson, Joyce, and Michael Orsini, eds. 2013. Worlds of Autism: Across the Spectrum of Neurological Difference. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press
  • Nadesan, Maiia, Holmer. (2008) Constructing Autism Unravelling the ‘truth’ and understanding the social, London: Routledge
  • Silberman, Steve (2015) Neurotribes: The legacy of autism and how to think smarter about people who think differently. NSW, Allen & Unwin
  • Waltz, Mitzi. (2013) Autism: A social and medical history Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan

Useful websites

Depending on your areas of interest, you might want to visit the following websites:

Things to do over summer

To help you prepare for your studies, you may find it useful to familiarise yourself with current news items about autism and think about how autism is represented in the media.

Meet your programme lead and specialists:

In addition to full time staff, the programme draws on the expertise of a range of visiting lecturers, including autistic people and professionals working in the sector.