Human Rights and the Government's response to COVID-19: The detention of young people who are autistic and/or have learning disabilities, JCHR

Last year, the Joint Committee on Human Rights published a report on the detention of young people with learning disabilities and/or autism in Assessment and Treatment Units (ATUs) and other mental health hospitals which concluded that young people's human rights are being abused. Now that institutions are closed to the outside world as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the risk of human rights abuses are even greater.
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This guidance provides advice on how NHS organisations may choose to facilitate visiting across healthcare inpatient settings (including mental health, learning disability and autism, children and maternity) and is subject to local discretion. This guidance supersedes and replaces the NHS'Visitor guidance'dated 8 April 2020. The national suspension on visiting imposed under that guidance is now lifted.
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This guidance provides advice on how NHS organisations may choose to facilitate visiting across healthcare inpatient settings (including mental health, learning disability and autism, children and maternity) and is subject to local discretion. This guidance supersedes and replaces the NHS'Visitor guidance'dated 8 April 2020.
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I would like to thank Mr. Galvan for his letter (1). He works for an outstanding organization that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with many times over the years, and even now during this pandemic. However, there are some points in his letter that need clarification regarding my paper in Biological Psychiatry (2). In response to Mr. Galvan ’s comment that the government has not allowed people with intellectual disabilities or autism to go out in the streets, I need only literally translate the government’s mandate: “The activity of using public roads authorized in order to assist and care for t...
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
I would like to thank Mr. Galv án for his letter (1). He works for an outstanding organization that we have had the opportunity to collaborate with many times over the years, and even now during this pandemic. However, there are some points in his letter that need clarification in response to my correspondence in Biological Psyc hiatry (2). In response to Mr. Galván’s comment that the government has not allowed people with intellectual disabilities or autism to go out in the streets, I need only literally translate the government’s mandate: “The activity of using public roads authorized in o...
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Correspondence Source Type: research
This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic.
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This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic.
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This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic.
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Abstract In a special issue that focuses on complex presentations related to Autism, we ask the question in this editorial whether an Autism Spectrum Condition without complexity is a disorder, or whether it represents human diversity? Much research into Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASCs) over the years has focused on comparisons between neuro-typical people and people with Autism Spectrum Conditions. These comparisons have tended to draw attention to 'deficits' in cognitive abilities and descriptions of behaviours that are characterised as unwanted. Not surprisingly, this is reflected in the classification systems...
Source: Medicina (Kaunas) - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Medicina (Kaunas) Source Type: research
In conclusion, none of us planned for this terrible virus to circle the globe. And none of us could anticipate how dangerous maintaining close social contact could become. We, like most, are simply making the best of a horrific situation. COVID-19 is bad, but it’s much worse if you’re autistic. You are simply one step more removed from people, and this, although significantly detrimental, can be compensated for with a little love and creativity.
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Aspergers Autism Children and Teens Parenting Personal Autism Spectrum Autistic Children coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic Source Type: blogs
This is a guide to help care staff and personal assistants supporting adults with learning disabilities and autistic adults through the COVID-19 crisis. Its aim is to assist high-quality care and support during the pandemic.
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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