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Autism, LGBTQIA+, and The Intersectionality of Gender and Sexuality

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Wenn Lawson, PhD
1 Hour
Mar 28, 2022
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Like autism, gender exists on a spectrum...

With the rise in clients seeking services related to gender identity, we know many are autistic. We also know gender identity and sexuality are more diverse among autistic individuals when compared to the allistic (non-autistic) population.

To best help your autistic clients looking for support related to their gender identity and sexuality, it’s imperative you understand how the two spectrums overlap.

Join Wenn Lawson, PhD, an autistic transgender psychologist as he guides you through the implications for gender and sexual development, diagnosis, as well as how to support this diverse population. This session explores these issues and more!



This online program is worth 1 hours CPD.



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Dr. Wenn is an autistic researcher (PDAer), has 3 autistic offspring and 3 autistic granddaughters. Wenn is also a lecturer, psychologist, advocate, and poet, sharing his experiences for almost 3 decades. Wenn is published internationally, is an Associate Researcher with Curtin University (WA), and Macquarie University, NSW; Tutor Practitioner with Birmingham University (UK), a Board member for Autism in Adulthood, and the Australian Research Council, Ambassador for I CAN (Autistic Youth Advocacy), and has a YouTube channel and home page. In 2008, he won 4th place as Victorian Australian of the Year, in 2017 he presented to the United Nations on matters of Autism and ageing & in 2021 he won the Lesley Hall, disability leadership lifetime achievement award. Wenn is passionate about all things LGBTQIA+ and autism.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Dr. Wenn Lawson maintains a private practice and receives royalties as a published author. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Dr. Wenn Lawson is a member of the Australian Autism Research Council (ACRC).


  1. Demonstrate the central tenants coexisting between autism, LGBTQIA+ and their intersectionality.
  2. Utilize analogies, research, and resources laid out in this session for purposes of client psychoeducation.


  • Overlap Between Autism and Gender Diversity 
  • Intersectionality's Rarely Considered in Research 
  • ASD & Gender Identity 
  • ASD & Gender Dysphoria  
  • Mental Health Concerns 
  • Equity and Quality of Life in Autism & GD 

Target Audience

  • Addiction Professionals 
  • Psychologists 
  • Social workers 
  • Case Managers 
  • Licensed Clinical/Mental Health Counselors 
  • Marriage & Family Therapists 
  • Nurses 
  • Occupational Therapists 
  • Physical Therapists 
  • Speech-Language Pathologists 
  • Teachers/School-Based Personnel 
  • Nursing Home/Assisted Living Administrators 


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