Published on 12, July, 2020
Police do not understand autism and will readily interpret our unusual actions as criminal wherever possible, especially if they think they can make a financial benefit from doing so.
I am keen to try and help educate the police and legal system and look for opportunities
Birmingham tried to do something useful a few years ago but it never got progressed https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/557/adults_with_autism_and_the_criminal_justice_system_november_2012.pdf
I believe that the problem is threefold
I completely agree. I have had many appalling experiences with the police. On one occasion, I had two harassing me for twenty minutes and refused to let me know what was going on.
I never even mentioned suicide, but said my life was in danger as I had just had a serious cycle accident with mri changes on brain scan and unable to walk . The police got my medical records, found I…
Tackling a sensitive but incredibly important topic, this research will look to inform us about possible reasonable adjustments that could be made in order that lawyers, judges and the court system conduct fair trials when autistic individuals are involved.
Autism research trust/
Just one person doing this project at present, but money being asked for to fund matters further - ? for her employment in a very large research group at Cambridge ART, or what exactly. Previous reports on autism have not made a significant impact on the court system