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Sarah Hendrickx talks about Autism, sex and relationships

Sarah Hendrickx talks about Autism, sex and relationships

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The National Autistic Society

Video Summary

  • Hendrickx is an autism consultant and specialist author who focuses on sex and relationships for people on the autism spectrum.
  • She initially faced skepticism about gathering information from individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder for her book but found that they were willing to discuss their intimate relationships in detail.
  • Sarah works in Brighton managing an adult Autism Spectrum Disorder project, offering mentoring and social support.
  • She emphasizes that women with Autism Spectrum Disorder often form relationships with men who also have the syndrome, resulting in less need for therapy or support.
  • Sarah discusses the challenges of nonverbal communication and the potential differences in sexuality and gender identity for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, highlighting the need for tailored relationship support and understanding.

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