Open Letter To Fresno: Help Break The Myth About Autistics & Suicide

Good morning, I wanted to share some information about Autistic people and the crisis our population is facing with suicide, homelessness and lack of accessibility to services, support and care in the community.  Also, I’d like to specifically share the ‘Autism and Homelessness” toolkit .pdf created by multiple organizations, professionals and Autistics together in the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Missing Autistic Teen in Lower Merion Found | TAPinto

Source: Missing Autistic Teen in Lower Merion | TAPintoUpdated — 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"

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 …