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Table 5 Responses to questions related to help and guidance

From: The psychological impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults with autism: a survey study across three countries

  Autism
n (%)
Non-autism
n (%)
Did you receive any help/guidance from a qualified medical specialist
(e.g. psychiatrist, psychologist, counsellor)?
  
 No, and I wouldn’t want to 142 (23.2) 277 (64.3)
 No, but I would like to 98 (16.0) 55 (12.8)
 Yes, but sessions are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic 169 (27.6) 46 (10.7)
 Yes, and sessions are continuing (face-to-face or online) 204 (33.3) 53 (12.3)
If indicated ‘no, but I would like to’:   
Is your wish to receive help/guidance related or unrelated to the pandemic   
 Related 8 (8.2) 6 (10.9)
 Unrelated 49 (50.0) 40 (72.7)
 Both unrelated and related 41 (41.8) 9 (16.4)
  1. Autism group: n = 613, non-autism group: n = 431