Autistic Consultant & Independent Researcher, Wenn, leading by example to empower autistic individuals and promote quality co-produced research

Research Papers


Edelson, S.M., Nicholas, D.B., Stoddart, K.P., Bauman, M.B., Mawlam, L., Lawson, W.B., Jose, C., Morris, R. & Wright, S.D. (2021). Strategies for Research, Practice, and Policy for Autism in Later Life: A Report from a Think Tank on Aging and Autism. Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, 51(1), 382-390. doi: 10.1007/s10803-020-04514-3

Lawson, W. (2020) Adaptive morphing and coping with social threat in autism: An autistic perspective.  Journal of intellectual diagnosis and treatment. 8(3)

Lawson, W. & Dombroski, B. (2017). Problems with Object Permanence: Rethinking Traditional Beliefs Associated with Poor Theory of Mind in Autism. Journal of Intellectual Disability - Diagnosis and Treatment, 5, 1-6. DOI: 10.6000/2292-2598.2017.05.01.1.

Lawson, W. & Dombroski, B. (2015). Might we be Calling Problems Seen in Autism Spectrum Conditions: 'Poor Theory of Mind,' when Actually they are Related to Non-Generalised 'Object Permanence'? Journal of Intellectual Disability - Diagnosis and Treatment, 3, 43-48.

Lawson, W. (2013). Autism spectrum conditions: the pathophysiological basis for inattention and the new Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders. OA Autism, Mar 01;1(1):1.

Murray, D.K., Lesser, M. & Lawson, W. (2005). Attention, monotropism & the diagnostic criteria for autism. The International Journal for Autism: Sage.

Lawson, W. (2003). Autism, Learning Difficulties and Education. Journal Of Mental Health, Queensland.

Lawson, W. (2002). Autism and attention. Good Autism Practice.

Lawson, W. (1998). My life as an exchange student with Asperger Syndrome on an exchange programme from Monash University, Australia, to the University of Bradford, England. Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2(3), 290-295.

Lawson, W. (1997). Social work and autism spectrum disorder, Victorian Social Work, 6(3), 18-20.

Lawson, W. (Winter:1996). Don't take it literally, Communication. London: The National Autistic Society.

Autism CRC Reports

Rodger, S., Brewer, J., Lawson, W., van Dooren, K., & Gatfield, O. (2016). Autism CRC Research Academy: Final Report. Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism, Brisbane, Queensland. ISBN: 978-0-9941641-9-3.

Lawson, W., Rodger, S., Brewer, J., van Dooren, K., Gatfield, O., Maxfield, M., & Johnson, R. (2016). The Visual Dictionary of Research Terms. Cooperative Research Centre for Living with Autism, Brisbane, Queensland. ISBN: 978-0-9941641-8-6.