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ASPARRG - Autism Spectrum People and Religion Research Group

ASPARRG iis an inter-disciplinary Network of academics and practitioners with an interest in the many ways in which matters of religion/spirituality and the spectrum of autism conditions may intersect. Its members come from fields such as anthropology, history of religion, psychiatry, nursing and health care, practical and disability theology, ethics and communication, literary and cultural criticism, autism research. It meets several times a year. In 2009 a double issue of the Journal of Religion, Disability and Health, on the subject of Autism and Religion, was the first published outcome of its two 2007-2008 British Academy - funded Workshops. ASPARRG was a joint initiative of staff from Cardiff and Aberdeen universities. For information please contact: 

  • Rev’d. Prof. John Swinton, Centre for Spirituality, Health and Disability, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, King’s College University of Aberdeen, ABERDEEN AB24 3UB, Email:
  • Prof. Christine Trevett, School of Religious and Theological Studies, Humanities Building, Cardiff University, CARDIFF CF10 3EU, Email:

Welcome, reader: the next meetings of ASPARRG will be: June 25th, and December 16th-17th, 2009, both in Birmingham.

This is an ‘invitation only’ gathering of researchers from a number of universities. For further information about ASPARRG please contact Prof. Christine Trevett,