Activity: External talk or presentation › Invited talk
In this session, we will speak about the increased rates of loneliness in autistic adults, how feeling lonely affects their mental health, and the role of sensory sensitivities in loneliness. We discuss the contribution of society and highlight the evident need for accessible and welcoming environments. We will do so from three perspectives: empirical data points, qualitative interview results, and experiential insights.
Loneliness is significantly higher in autistic adults and strongly linked with mental distress This link can partially be explained by sensory sensitivities Society contributes to this by systematically abandoning autistic people, creating a need for spaces that welcome all neurotypes
10 Mar 2022
National Autistic Society Professional's Conference: Autism and Mental Health