How sensory difficulties are associated with depression in boys on the autism spectrum

Richard Mills

Department of psychology, University of Bath

Richard Mills is Senior Research Fellow CASD Bond University, QLD Australia and Department of Psychology University of Bath, UK. Research Director, Research Autism, London. Expert Advisor NICE; Editor Autism International Journal, Research and Practice, Editor Advances in Autism.Associate Tizard Centre at University of Kent, Advisor AT-Autism, London; Expert Member National Autism Project. Consultant ARC Singapore, Aarhus Kommune Denmark. Current research interests; stress, offending behaviours in particular cyber crime, behaviours that challenge, programme evaluation, Quality of life outcomes.


Abstract Background: Sensory difficulties (SD) represent an aspect of autism which is significantly associated with psychological distress, difficulties in meeting daily life demands and participating in social and other... [ view full abstract ]

Ethics and permissions statement and / or disclosure of potential conflict of interest (if relevant)

Approved by Bond University Research Ethics Committee. Written consents to participation obtained. No conflicts of interest to declare. [ view full abstract ]


  1. Richard Mills (Department of psychology, University of Bath)
  2. Vicki Bitsika (Centre for Autism Spectrum Disorders, Bond University)
  3. Christopher Sharpley (department of neuroscience, University of New England (UNE))

Topic Area

Topics: Research


S17 » Symposia: Housing and environments; sensory issues (16:20 - Saturday, 17th September, Fintry Auditorium)

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