The Autism Act 2009 recognises the needs of adults on the autistic spectrum but implementation of the act by local authorities and health bodies in providing appropriate services is slow.
Professor Simon Baron-Cohen Director of Cambridge University's Autism Research Centre “Adults with Asperger Syndrome often suffer secondary depression due to social isolation, loneliness, social exclusion, lack of community services,under-achievement and unemployment. Their depression and risk of suicide are preventable with the appropriate support. This study should be a wake up call for the urgent need for high quality services to prevent the
tragic waste of even a single life.” www.cam.ac.uk/.../adults-with-asperger-syndrome-at-greater-risk-of-suicide
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