Mental Health Challenges in ASD: Perspectives of adults with ASD and professionals who work with adults

Autism & Mental Health – Looking Beyond Autism
Panelists: Kenneth Binnie & Allixe Galloway – adults with autism providing their experiences on mental health and autism; David Worling. Moderated by Anthony Bailey.

ACT’s 13th Annual Focus on Research Conference provided a forum for community professionals, researchers, and families to learn how to address co-occurring mental health conditions and consider solutions to the complex realities facing individuals with autism with mental health conditions.

The goal of this conference is to build understanding and collaboration between researchers, clinicians, educators and families to improve equitable access to mental health services for people with ASD across the life-span.

Part 1: Allixe Galloway – Impact of mental health on career and personal life

Part 2: Kenneth Binnie

Part 3: David Worling

Part 4: Q&A

  • Gender identity (Start of video)
  • Rates, risk, and prevention of suicide (1:53)
  • Differences in mental health between individuals with ASD and the general population (3:14)
  • Perspective of adults with ASD: Useful tools and therapy (7:05)
  • What would you have liked your family or peers to better understand about you when you were younger? (12:08)
  • What do you think is required to be an expert so that individuals with autism can become more involved? (14:09)
  • First Nations communities living with ASD and the impact of inter-generational trauma (18;35)
  • Thoughts on being an observer (21:34)
  • Suggestions for assisting people with anxiety to engage in treatment (26:19)