Journal article

Gathering community perspectives to inform the design of autism-friendly music-making workshops for wellbeing

Grace Thompson, Melissa RAINE, Susan Hayward, Hannah Kilpatrick

International Journal of Wellbeing | International Journal of Wellbeing | Published : 2020

Abstract

Many autistic people report experiencing social isolation, a recognized risk factor for poor psychological wellbeing. Promoting social inclusion is therefore a vital yet complex task. Community-based creative activities such as music groups can improve individuals’ sense of social connection and reduce the experience of social isolation. However, limited literature is available that describes autistic people’s perspectives about how to foster successful engagement in these creative and inclusive group opportunities. This project aims to gather perspectives from autistic individuals aged between 18 to 25 years to inform the design of autism-friendly music-making workshops for wellbeing. This ..

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