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The research behind the Autism & Homelessness Toolkit | Circa April 1, 2019

To mark the launch of the Autism & Homelessness toolkit, Dr Alasdair Churchard writes this blog explaining what led to him conducting research in this area. My interest in autism and homelessness comes from my experience of working with people experiencing homelessness, and research I have carried out as a clinical psychologist. Before becoming a […]

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5 Things You Should Know About Autism and Homelessness | Autism Housing Network | November 13, 2017

For the past four years, I worked for 801 East Shelter/Transitional Rehabilitation Program in many roles and completed more than 500 intake interviews/screenings. I observed a majority of those individuals had co-occurring disabilities, i.e., substance abuse and mental health issues. Having interned for Madison House Autism Foundation, I have looked back to those intake sessions and think […]

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Autistic people at greater risk of becoming homeless – new research | The Conversation | Circa June 12, 2018

Tony had lived on the streets for 45 years, and in recent years had become increasingly physically unwell. Despite this he refused all offers of help, and it became clear to his support workers that he found social engagement of any kind very distressing. It was only when it was recognised that he had autism […]

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Autism and Homelessness: The Real Crisis | Rooted In Rights | Circa October 18, 2016

Contrary to much media spin, autism is neither a tragedy nor a looming public health crisis. Autistics have always been here and research over the last decade has shown that while diagnosis has increased over time, the actual percentage prevalence of autism has not risen.1 What is a tragedy is how underserved we are. I am […]

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Large Swedish study ties autism to early death | Spectrum | Circa December 11, 2015

People with autism are more than twice as likely as their peers in the general population to die prematurely1. The finding, published 5 November in the British Journal of Psychiatry, adds to evidence suggesting that gaps in preventive care can cause serious health problems in people with autism. Previous studies have hinted at premature death among people with autism, […]

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The hidden danger of suicide in autism | Spectrum | Circa August 8, 2018

Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals. Nearly every Sunday since he was 7, Connor McIlwain had panicked about going to school the following day. The noise of barking dogs or crying […]

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New autism study a “shocking wake-up call” for society, say academics | Coventry University | Circa October 23, 2017

People who show characteristics of autism are more at risk of attempting suicide, according to a Coventry University study whose results are being presented to a United States federal advisory committee tomorrow. Researchers found that people who exhibited higher levels of autistic traits were more likely to try to end their lives than people without the traits […]