The Centre for the Study of Autism and Christian Community has changed its name to the Centre for Autism and Theology, with the tagline ‘Resourcing Christian Communities.’ The Centre was launched in 2018 by Professor Grant Macaskill. Since its launch the Centre has been successful in attracting funding, PhD students, and it reaches a wide audience through its newsletters and webinar series that are published on the Centre’s webpage and on YouTube. It was felt that a more memorable name was important for the Centre’s public communication and activities. The new name indicates the core purpose of the Centre: rigorous academic theological research on autism. The tagline points to the practical outcomes the Centre intends its research to have, which is to resource faith communities to become places where autistic people are valued for who they are and have a strong sense of belonging.
The Centre for the Study of Autism and Christian Community has changed its name