Health and wellbeing of autistic people during a pandemic

Jurisdiction: International

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted the mental health of people all around the world. Studies suggest that there is likely to be a much greater impact for people with autism spectrum disorder, as the pandemic directly affects social functioning and everyday routines.

In this challenge, we would like you to consider the following questions:

How has the pandemic impacted people with autism spectrum disorder?

How can data be used to improve the quality of life for autistic people during the pandemic?

At least one open data set must be utilised, and teams are encouraged to find diverse datasets for their project.

Consider the impacts to education - home schooling, technology, social life, routines, support resources.

Consider the impacts to employment - working from home, unemployment, inclusion, equal opportunities.

Consider the impacts to community participation - lockdown, social, rules and restrictions.

Consider access to pandemic-related information.

Eligibility: At least one open dataset must be utilised.

Entry: Challenge entry is available to all teams in Competition 2021.

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