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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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Autism And Homelessness Toolkit | UK | Circa April 2019

Introduction There is increasing awareness that autistic people maybe at higher risk of homelessness. This has not previously been recognised, and as a result services may not be meeting the different needs of autistic people experiencing homelessness.Autism is a lifelong disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. It is likely […]

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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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Nurse says he has seen killers cared for better than autistic children at health unit funded by NHS | Daily Mail Online

Ian Summers spent eight years as a mental health nurse at Broadmoor, the high-security psychiatric hospital holding some of the most dangerous criminals in Britain. Source: Nurse says he has seen killers cared for better than autistic children at health unit funded by NHS | Daily Mail Online

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Missing Autistic Teen in Lower Merion Found | TAPinto

Source: Missing Autistic Teen in Lower Merion | TAPinto Updated — Missing Teen Found — Lower Merion Police have found this missing autistic teenager.  According to the Lower Merion Township Police Facebook page, the missing teen was located at approximately 3:40 PM.  The police post attached “thanks to the LM FB community”

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Police officers provide Christmas for autistic teen kicked out of home – KXLF.com

Click here for updates on this story     Idaho Falls (EastIdahoNews.com) — The call came in around noon on Sunday. A 17-year-old boy with autism told dispatchers he had been kicked out of his apartment and was at a neighbor’s home wondering what to do. Idaho Falls Police Officers Travis Morris and Preston Littlewood responded to […]

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IFPD officers provide Christmas for autistic teen kicked out of home: ‘If anybody deserves it, it’s him.’ | East Idaho News

IDAHO FALLS — The call came in around noon on Sunday. A 17-year-old boy with autism told dispatchers he had been kicked out of his apartment and was at a neighbor’s home wondering what to do. Idaho Falls Police Officers Travis Morris and Preston Littlewood responded to The Buttes Apartments to find out what was […]