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Next webinar:

What is Alexithymia and why is it important for understanding anxiety in autism?

with Dr Sebastian Gaigg

Wed, 28th April 2021
13:00 – 14:00 (UK)

Around half of autistic people have difficulties understanding and describing their own emotions. This is known as Alexithymia. Dr Sebastian Gaigg will explain how alexithymia can play a key role in anxiety experienced by many autistic people.

This webinar is aimed at anyone who hopes to develop a practical understanding of the causes anxiety for autistic people.


How to join

First, visit our Facebook page and 'like' us. This should mean you get a reminder just before the webinar starts - unless you have alerts turned off. We will present the webinar live on our Facebook homepage, so make sure you visit our page at the webinar start time and you will see our video with a red live icon top left. You can also sign up via the event page. You'll need to click the speaker icon (bottom right of the video) to hear sound.

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The format

Our presenters will speak for 15 minutes and then there will be a chance for a live Q&A. If you would like to submit questions to our presenters in advance. Email your webinar question and we will do our best to cover it in the presentation or Q&A.


Supported by Fujitsu.

Official Sponsor of Autistica’s World Autism Awareness Campaign 2021


Watch previous webinars

All webinars will be published on our YouTube channel after the event

Managing children’s sensory issues and related anxieties caused by Coronavirus
With Mayuri Tokekar

Autistic social belonging and connectedness
With Sarah Cassidy and Mirabel Pelton.

Establishing family routines in uncertain times
With Caroline Bulmer. Supported by Fujitsu.

Coping with uncertainty in uncertain situations
With Prof Jacqui Rodgers. Supported by Fujitsu.


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