“I want to see my friends”ShareMany autistic people felt worryingly unsupported during the COVID-19 pandemic. The first major investigation into the impact of the COVID-19 lockdowns on autistic people and their families, this report makes five key conclusions intended to influence ongoing policy responses.
Despite all the talk of being “in it together”, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdowns have had dramatically varied effects on different communities across Australia and the world.
Investigating the impact on autistic people and their families, this report draws on in-depth interviews with 131 people over 115 hours, conducted by both autistic and non-autistic researchers. […]