Today we hosted a Centre for Autism special event on Autism and Music at the Great Hall at the University of Reading.

This free event aimed to bring together families/individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with practitioners and researchers to celebrate the talent and explore fundamental research questions in autism and music.

The programme featured

  • a lunchtime concert by an extraordinarily talented pianist with ASD, Derek Paravicini (with introduction by Professor Adam Ockelford)
  • a talk on music and language processing in ASD by Fang Liu
  • and a panel discussion with seven renowned researchers working on ASD at the Centre for Autism at the University of Reading where audience members can ask questions

This event was funded by the University of Reading Endowment Fund and the School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences.