“I promised I would change and I did” – did Professor Tony Attwood’s autism conference pacify the #actuallyautistic community?

‘Tony Attwood – What you need to know about Autism’, 15th May 2019. With the Association for Child And Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)’s logo looming large behind the stage in Sheffield, and serving as a reminder that today was about improving understanding of mental health issues, Professor Tony Atwood was faced with a challenge. Would Professor Attwood, a seasoned speaker, continue the rhetoric that has included the disparagement of autistic individuals, in order to get a laugh?