Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Autism and Pain: How Autistic Adults Perceive Pain
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Independent autism research consultant, Washington, DC, USA
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
  • Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Autism and Pain: How Autistic Adults Perceive Pain
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515392. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4801
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515392. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4801
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

This qualitative study explored perceptions of pain by autistic adults through an online survey of open-ended questions via Qualtrics. Autistic adults were recruited from four Internet support communities. Qualitative data was analyzed using grounded theory coding methods until saturation was reached. Multiple researchers and data from multiple sources ensured rigor, trustworthiness, and triangulation. This study provides pain-perception consideration for the treatment of autistic adults.

Primary Author and Speaker: Barbara Kornblau

Additional Authors and Speakers: Aurelia Alexander

Contributing Authors: Scott Robertson, Sarah Mbiza, Saint-Claire Mottley, Heaven Clark, Kahler Lang