Autism and Eating Disorders
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the United Kingdom.
Over the week, we’ll be looking at a European research project that aims to improve the job prospects of graduates with autism, finding out more about autism and eating disorders, and hearing first-hand experiences of staff and students who live with autism.
The second of these is a blog by Ursula Philpot. Ursula is a freelance consultant dietician and senior lecturer in nutrition and dietetics in the School of Clinical and Applied Sciences. In the blog, Ursula talks about how there is often an overlap with people suffering from certain eating disorders and autism.