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Doctors with autism

At Autminds 2016 Els told about how life works for her as a physician and being diagnosed with autism. When she received her diagnosis she felt like being the only medical practitioner with autism. She was unaware of anyone, doctor or medical student, being on the spectrum. An invisible community.

 

As a result she created a website http://www.artsenmetautisme.nl/en/ to connect and reach out to fellow doctors or medical students.

 

She wrote on her site to contribute to an improved image of people (doctors and others) with autism. General acceptance is key, including a doctor with autism. The fact that you have autism does not mean you are a lesser phycisian.

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