There should be more awareness of autism in the criminal justice system

April 28, 2016 ,

I pay tribute to the right hon. Lady for the work that she does. I also thank the Minister, who met some constituents of mine ​this week; they do not wish to be named in public. The right hon. Lady raised the question of awareness. Does she agree that it is important to have such awareness in our criminal justice system? Adults with autism, in particular, sometimes come into contact with the criminal justice system, and there is an inappropriate level of understanding of issues that may have led to that happening.
Kevin Brennan in World Autism Awareness Week debate (Hansard Link)