In this fascinating interview, Dr Wenn Lawson discusses gender dysphoria and his personal experiences of gender. Wenn is a highly regarded psychologist, lecturer and author who is passionate about the rights of those who cannot speak for themselves. Wenn is autistic and has studied, researched and worked with autistic people for over 20 years.
Wenn kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the NAS Autism and Mental Health Conference in May 2015. We asked Wenn a series of questions, you can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.
Individual question clips:
- Can you tell us what gender dysphoria is?
- Can you tell us a little about your personal experience of gender?
- Gender dysphoria in autism is only starting to become understood, what would you say is key to understanding gender dysphoria in autism?
- Thinking about your personal experience, what key advice would you give to professionals when supporting autistic people who have gender dysphoria?
Dr Wenn Lawson was also featured in a recent Your Autism magazine edition, for details of how to subscribe to future editions see the NAS website
Author: Dr Wenn Lawson
Date added: 29 October 2015