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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2023

25-01-2022 | Original Paper

Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Daily Life: Diverse Experiences for Autistic Adults

Auteurs: Jarymke Maljaars, Eef Gijbels, Kris Evers, Debbie Spain, Freya Rumball, Francesca Happé, Ilse Noens

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2023

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Abstract

Using a mixed methods design, this study aimed to examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on autistic and non-autistic adults. We conducted an online survey with 196 autistic and 228 non-autistic adults from Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom focusing on their experiences during the first period of the pandemic. Our results indicate rather diverse experiences within the group of autistic participants across all domains of life. In comparison with non-autistic adults, autistic adults reported less negative impact on their social life and more negative impact on health and support services. In the autism group, stress was mainly related to changing and unclear measures. A wide range of coping strategies were described as helpful in reducing stress during the pandemic.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Daily Life: Diverse Experiences for Autistic Adults
Auteurs
Jarymke Maljaars
Eef Gijbels
Kris Evers
Debbie Spain
Freya Rumball
Francesca Happé
Ilse Noens
Publicatiedatum
25-01-2022
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2023
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05437-x

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