Autism - a developmental disability that increases

torsdag 9 februari 2023 18:00 - 19:30 , Hotel Hellsten, Luntmakargatan 68, 11351 Stockholm, Sweden

Josef Icmen

What works in general in society may not work for a person with Autism Spectrum Disorder, (ASD). Three common symptoms of having autism are: finding it hard to understand what others are thinking or feeling, getting very anxious about social situations, and finding it hard to make friends or preferring to be on your own. Every person with autism is unique. Symptoms can appear from individuals who are well-functioning to individuals with intellectual disabilities.

Josef’ Icmen will tell us about research in autism and his own experiences. The struggles he has faced because of his autism has left its mark in his life in general. He give speeches about autism with the aim to raise awareness. He is active in different associations and organizations. Some of his work includes advocating for people with autism, as an example he has given lectures to for instance Karolinska University Hospital and Region Stockholm. His field with the advocacy work is in the labor market and healthcare.