AIR-P Presents: The Role of Minority Stress for Autistic People's Health

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022
4:00pm ET - 5:00pm ET
Location: Zoom

Webinar Description

In this talk, Dr. Botha ([email protected]) will discuss the relevance of the Minority Stress Model for understanding health outcomes in the autistic community. The minority stress model posits that marginalized groups have an additional stress burden to contend with related to living in unequal society. This stress burden can translate into health inequalities. Yet, there are also factors which may buffer against these effects such as community connectedness, collective resilience, and positive identity, and the creativity of marginalised communities in facing minority stress should not be ignored.



Monique Botha, MSc, PhD (they/them)

Dr. Monique Botha (they/them) is currently an autistic research fellow at the University of Stirling studying the dehumanization of autistic people in science and society, on a fellowship funded by the Leverhulme Trust. They are also a co-investigator in the recently launch Striving to Transform Autism Research Together - Scotland, participatory network for autism research. Prior to this they conducted both their PhD and MSc in Psychology at the University of Surrey, focusing on the role of minority stress in predicting mental health outcomes for autistic people, and whether autistic community connectedness might buffer this relationship. 

 Contact Dr. Botha with questions at [email protected].

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