What is it about?

In this qualitative study, we interviewed autistic transgender, nonbinary, and gender diverse individuals about the intersection of these two identities. We also explored experiences of stigma and how they coped with it, particularly in mental health and social support settings.

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Why is it important?

Autistic transgender, nonbinary, or gender diverse (TNG) individuals experience challenges as result of provider bias and a lack of knowledge on how to best support autistic-TNG people. In this study, participants shared their experiences labeling their identities, strategies for navigating experiences of stigma in social and healthcare settings, and recommendations for mental health providers.

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Thank you to the participants for sharing their experiences. It was a pleasure to contribute to qualitative research on the intersection of autism and gender.

Meredith Maroney
University of Calgary

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This page is a summary of: “Tuned into a different channel”: Autistic transgender adults’ experiences of intersectional stigma., Journal of Counseling Psychology, September 2022, American Psychological Association (APA), DOI: 10.1037/cou0000639.
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