Damning research shows the health system is failing people with ASD

People with autism spectrum disorder are dying at TWICE the rate of the general population, according to a study published today in the international journal Autism Research. And the leading cause of death isn’t cancer or heart disease; it’s injury/poisoning, including suicide. Josh died by suicide and I firmly believe his death could have been…

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An inquest will happen

The coroner has written to Josh’s mum, Ursula to advise that the investigation into Josh’s suicide will go to inquest. Through an inquest, the coroner can identify the flaws in Queensland’s public mental health care and make recommendations for changes that can help prevent suicides. Suicide is preventable. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has confidently…

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