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The impact of coronavirus on autistic people and their guardians in Japan
"National Information and Support Center for Persons with Developmental Disorders" of Japan, took a survey of autistic people and guardians in Japan and released the results on September 4.
Questionnaire on the impact of the coronavirus infection (COVID-19)
They received 852 responses (352 from autistic people and 500 from guardians).
Many autistic people and guardians worried about their mental health, increased physical discomfort.
62％ autistic people worried about their mental health.
4１％ autistic people had more money-related concerns.
Many autistic people struggle to wear a face covering, for example due to sensory overload.
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Japan have no opinion about exempt autistic people from wear a mask
Many guardians said their child had difficulty understanding the infection control measures.
A parent said that I would like information on who will care for our autistic child if someone in our family was infected, and if our autistic child was infected, I want information on his treatment and care.