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I'm going to try to tweet from the front for this one - I'm presenting on mental health of autistic men, women and non binary people at 11.10.

In this giant room (below)

But first is @dewinterjeroen talking about sexual relationships.
Starts by telling us that this has only really been looked at in the last 10 years. Prior to that sexual interest was seen as pathological in autistic people

Shows the Mind My Mind film - this is brilliantly done and very pretty!
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New session, new thread (same seat)

Most excited to hear from @Sarah_NottsUni about her updated work!

First an overview of mental health in autism, covering:

What do we mean by MH?
What do we know about MH in autistic people?
What are the consequences?
What contributes to MH problems?
What factors protect from MH problems?

1. What is MH?

Psychological, emotional and social wellbeing.
Affects how we think, feel and act.
Changes over lifespan.
MH problems are common - 25% of nonautistic people will experience difficulty.

But we know less about MH in autistic people.

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