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      Autism, mental health and offending behaviour: a mother’s quest for healthcare

      Advances in Autism

      Emerald Publishing

      Mental health, Forensic, Challenging behaviour, Mental disorder, Autism spectrum disorder

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          Abstract

          Purpose

          The purpose of this paper is to describe the experiences of a mother of a son who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome and psychosis in adulthood, the impact of this on his behaviour, and her quest to obtain healthcare.

          Design/methodology/approach

          Case study.

          Findings

          While a striking story in its own right, the experiences described have a number of wider implications for the treatment of mental ill heath in ASD, the exclusion of families and carers from the care of their adult children in services, and the impact of this on the individuals directly affected.

          Research limitations/implications

          The paper offers a number of practical recommendations for the understanding and management of autism in generic mental health services, and the involvement of families and carers in the care of their relative.

          Originality/value

          This is the first paper to describe mental ill health and offending behaviour in ASD, from the perspective of a mother.

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          Journal
          AIA
          10.1108/AIA
          Advances in Autism
          AIA
          Emerald Publishing
          2056-3868
          03 October 2016
          : 2
          Issue : 4 Issue title : Autism and offending behaviour Issue title : Autism and offending behaviour
          : 210-214
          Affiliations
          Sue Larch is based in UK
          Article
          586512 AIA-05-2016-0011.pdf AIA-05-2016-0011
          10.1108/AIA-05-2016-0011
          © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
          Page count
          Figures: 0, Tables: 0, Equations: 0, References: 0, Pages: 5, Words: 3328
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          case-report, Case study
          cat-HSC, Health & social care
          cat-LID, Learning & intellectual disabilities
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