In this episode we speak to Dr Anna Cook about how we can support positive experiences of relationships for children on the autistic spectrum.
We discuss the difficulties in relationships for children on the autistic spectrum and their desire to build friendships. We explore how perceived acceptance of autism in society can lead to masking and how taking a novel approach that brings together autistic and allistic peers for prolonged contact could counteract negative experiences and perspectives for both groups.
You can find out more about Anna's work here or follow her on Twitter @annahcook.
NB: This episode is being released during the UK wide lockdown and we hope that some of the ideas will be useful when lockdown eases over the coming months.
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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