An Introduction to Autism, Abuse & Trauma
We are pleased to welcome from Edge Hill University Dr Allison Moore, a Reader in Sociology and Programme Leader for the Masters in Social Sciences (Critical Autism Studies), and Paul Davies, an Autistic autism trainer and Positive Support Instructor and also a Visiting Lecturer at Edge Hill, to discuss the under-researched and misunderstood area of autistic survivors of abuse and the trauma they experience.
In the year ending March 2019, the Crime Survey for England and Wales found that almost 1 in 4 (23.1%) disabled adults aged 16 years and over experienced crime compared with 1 in 5 (20.7%) non-disabled adults. We will examine some of the reasons why this may be the case with Autistic people.
During the session, we will:
• Dispel some common myths about autism
• Discuss how autistic people may be more vulnerable to experiencing every day or microtraumas, as well as traumatic life events
• Consider what a trauma informed approach might look like when supporting autistic people
DHEZ, Phoenix South West Building, Bradford University
Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1DP
Survivors West Yorkshire