Supporting autistic adults in interviews
This project creates guidance for professional groups so they can better support autistic people.
People with autism are often disadvantaged in employment, healthcare and police interviews because impairments in social and cognitive processes (such as memory and communication) can affect their ability to relay relevant and important information.
This project aims to elucidate the difficulties that autistic adults have in reporting information in these contexts, and to develop appropriate methods of interviewing to support them.
The research is funded by a Future Research Leaders award from the Economic and Social Research Council to Dr Katie Maras.