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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Annabelle Mournet

Graduate student, Rutgers University

Annabelle Mournet is a graduate student in clinical psychology at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey.

March 2023
Illustration of a person holding the end of a thread that has trapped them within concentric circles while another person picks up the other end of the thread and begins to follow it.

People who need people: Leveraging desire for connection to address suicide in autism

by  /  7 March 2023

There are a variety of suicide interventions designed to improve social connection that could be adapted for autistic people, but first the field must work to dismantle the damaging and inaccurate notion that autistic people are uninterested in social interaction.