Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

Individuals on the autism spectrum and their families face a host of social obstacles to inclusion in society at large. Data from an ongoing phenomenological study of autism in the community shows that parent anxieties around interactions with police are a significant barrier to community inclusion and participation for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. The experiences of families in the community related to police affect feelings of comfort and safety and may contribute to occupational deprivation.

Primary Author and Speaker: David Turnbull

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