I am totally prepared to start a campaign if there is not one to support ASD Adults going to court on criminal convictions. There are NO specialist solicitors. The Police are dreadful not trained completely for ASD. The courts need to improve advocate support inside then just a solicitor alone then generally get guilty pleas instead of looking at the whole. ASD sadly do not always have a voice and always go along with solicitors bad advice. I would like to see solicitors and courts support cases where ASD and social isolation to be taken seriously in any charges and always seek reports as protocol when is known ASD person is before the courts. Can anyone help me know how to improve the system where guilty pleas are forced then the truth and innocence is lost due to ASD going along with early guilty pleas when innocent to criminal convictions then the entire?
tbh its not just them. shops and other places that are busy with ppl should have training too. as talked to like stupid and lack of unstanding leads to cruel assumptions and remarks!
Most shop workers are on minimum wage and I doubt they'd be interested in being trained to deal with every possible combination of strange people they'll meet - from aggressive people, drunks, fraudsters, deaf people, oldies with dementia etc. Auties only make up 1% of the population - other difficult groups are much more prevalent.
Lets get our priorities here; shops and most public places do not cause a lot of harm, and in schools there is now legal requirements, but the police are consistently very cruel and can be life threateningly bad to autistic people as I know. This post was about the criminal justice system.