Risks of early death in autism: an interview with Dr James Cusack

Dr James Cusack is Director of Science at Autistica. James kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when he attended the XI Autism-Europe International Congress hosted by the National Autistic Society in 2016.

In this video James discusses a report published by Autistica which found that autistic people are at a higher risk of premature death than the rest of the population. He looks at the main risks factors and what can be done to reduce these risks. 

You can view the full interview or clips of the individual questions below.

Download a PDF transcript of this interview

Full interview

Individual question clips:

1. How did you first become interested in autism?

2. Can you tell us about your current work?

3. What are the main risk factors for early death in autistic people?

4. What are the mortality rates for autistic people, based on current research?

5. What can be done to reduce premature mortality rate for autistic people?


Date added: 21 December 2016