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Cos Michael, Associate

Cos Michael

Following an autism diagnosis at the age of 50, Cos spent several years at the NAS, leading their Autism and Ageing projects and winning the Autism Professionals Award for Outstanding Adult Services in 2014. Cos has specific knowledge of issues around autism and growing older. She has worked with various university research projects around health and welfare in autistic adulthood and ageing.

Following an autism diagnosis at the age of 50, Cos spent several years at the NAS, leading their Autism and Ageing projects and winning the Autism Professionals Award for Outstanding Adult Services in 2014.

She is now an autism and ageing consultant, delivering training and workshops; and speaking at conferences in the UK and abroad.

Cos has specific knowledge of issues around autism and growing older. She has worked with various university research projects around health and welfare in autistic adulthood and ageing.

She has also worked at the BBC, the National Sound Archive and in the theatre. Cos has a BSc Social Anthropology.

Publications include Is Being Othered a Co-Occurring Condition of Autism? in the Autism in Adulthood journal; and an editorial in the journal, Autism, on Why we need research about autism and ageing, a chapter in The Challenge and Promise of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Mid and Later Life, Ed: Scott Wright. and co-authorship of a number of autism research papers

Contact Details

Tel: 01225 255268
Email: cos.michael@ndti.org.uk

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