In 2019, we shone a spotlight on the definition of autism under the Mental Health Act. Defined as a mental disorder under the act, many autistic people have faced detention and inappropriate care. We return to the issue, to uncover what has progressed in the last 12 months.
Autism Awareness Week
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has vowed to create a public autism awareness raising campaign later this year.
To coincide with Autism Awareness Week, comedian Robert White has released a song about his personal experiences as an autistic person.
Under the UK Mental Health Act 1983, autism is defined as a mental disorder. This inaccurate representation of people on the autistic spectrum can lead to even more confusion, and harm, when caring for autistic people who are experiencing mental ill health
Today (2 April) is World Autism Awareness Day. As autistic people and their families share their experiences, the day highlights the need for better education and understanding of autism
As Autism Awareness Week begins, mum of two, Laura Graham, officially launches Kerr’s Journey: A social enterprise changing the lives of children with autism in Inverclyde.