Posts by Tanya Breen

  • Access: Autism: where have we come from…,

    Thanks Hilary, for this really useful history and your thoughts. I am also very concerned about the lack of academic understanding of autistic adults and their support needs. I was one of the writers of the NZ ASD Guideline, and my focus was on adults and young people. There was hardly any literature to draw on, and things have not changed much 10 years later. There is too much focus on prevention and cause, and not enough on how to help people have good lives right now. As you know, I am doing doctorate studies in autism currently. My focus is on the experience of autistic adults when they have been involved with the criminal justice system as defendants, what we can learn from this, and what we could do to improve things. Early stages currently, but I hope to make a difference over the next few years.

    Hamilton • Since Sep 2016 • 1 posts Report Reply