Autistic Adults are subject to Abuse

Those who suffer from Autism sometimes struggle to interpret and understand other peoples’ emotions or motivations for certain acts. Charities are warning that adults with autism are being subject to neglect and abuse. The N.A.S (National Autistic Society) said that many of those who suffer are scared to leave the house from fear of abuse.

NAS questioned 1,300 people, of which half said they had been abused by someone who was considered a friend. Of those questioned, 37% said they had done something they didn’t want to do through manipulation by others, 44% said they were afraid of leaving the house through fear of harassment and 25% said they have had items or money stolen from them.

In Your Defence Ltd frequently represents clients who are on the autism spectrum. We have a vast experience of clients with Aspergers.

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