When the Covid-19 confinement first occurred, the whole population had to rethink their life habits and find a new occupational balance. This sudden change in spatial and temporal reference points greatly affected people with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In this context, a workshop on the theme of occupational balance was proposed by an occupational therapist and a psychologist to an adult public with ASD without intellectual disability, in the form of a videoconference discussion group. This article presents the therapeutic interests of this practice, observed with this population, through clinical vignettes. The results of this experiment show that the users have managed to diversify their domains of occupation, to practice activities with more varied characteristics and to structure their daily life more effectively. In addition to the preventive effect on health and the satisfaction that comes from a better occupational balance, the workshop increased the clients’empowerment.
Article rédigé par :
Noémie de Sagazan
Coordinatrice de parcours
Fondation des amis de l’atelier (92)
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