UVic student says his own autism inspired honours psychology research
As a person living with autism, Patrick Dwyer said that he was always interested in psychology - but didn't imagine he would eventually graduate with an honours degree in the subject. "I won't say that I went into UVic knowing exactly what I wanted to do with my life - but I did keep coming back to that autism component and to psychology in general," he said.
When autistic people research autism
Patrick Dwyer: "When you're looking at autism, it's something that is still relatively new and we still see relatively poor outcomes. That's something that to me needs work, and so that's something that I kept returning to...
"As somebody from that community I'm seeing the difficulties that people are having in schools and transitioning to adulthood."