Why do we know so little about older autistic people, why does it matter, and what can we do about it?
The relative invisibility of older autistic people is apparent in daily life, autism research, and autistic communities. In a society focused on youth and fitness people are reluctant to consider age-related issues such as disability, illness and dying.
They are also unaware of the potential joys, satisfactions and compensations of ageing. This presentation explores autistic ageing in relation to peri/menopause, relationships and the end of life, using lived experience and research to give glimpses of uncharted territory.
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