Autism and wellbeing: interview with Dr Peter Vermeulen

Dr Peter Vermeulen is an autism consultant, lecturer and trainer at Autisme Centraal in Belgium. He has published more than 15 books and several articles on autism, including “Autism as context blindness” (2012). In this interview Peter discusses autism and wellbeing.

Peter kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the NAS Professional conference in March this year. We asked him a series of questions, you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Full interview:

Individual question clips:

1. Can you tell us how you first became interested in autism?

2. Why do you think there is little said about autism and wellbeing/happiness?

3. What can be done to improve wellbeing and happiness in autistic people?

4. You have previously written on context blindness in autistic people – can you explain context blindness?

5. Do you feel context blindness has an impact on wellbeing?

6. How would you define well-being or happiness in relation to autism?

Author: Dr Peter Vermeulen

Date added: 11 May 2016