The Emotional Curriculum

S04 E01 - The Social Relationships of Children on the Autistic Spectrum

February 21, 2021 Dr Sarah Taylor-Whiteway Season 4 Episode 1
The Emotional Curriculum
S04 E01 - The Social Relationships of Children on the Autistic Spectrum
Show Notes

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. 
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Contact: theemotionalcurriculum@gmail.com
Music: "Moodswing" by Poddington Bear
From the Free Music Archive
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