Women and Equalities Committee, Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK

17th December 2016 In response to the invitation by the Women and Equalities Committee’s inquiry on the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK, I welcome the opportunity to contribute on the unmet needs of women and girls that are autistic, have an autism spectrum condition. My advocacy has focused on policymaking and research on autistic women and girls with current...
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Human Right Violations

United Kingdom Human Rights Committee Human Right Violations Against Parents That Are Autistic, Have an Autism Spectrum Condition   Author: Monique Blakemore Autism Women Matter Report Contributors Women Group Collaborators This report was produced with co-operation by user led networks and organisations in the United Kingdom that advocate, raise awareness and support autistic women and...
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100 Autistic Females Survey

Females are referred for an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) assessment for diagnosis ten times less frequently that their male peers. This document, a response to a request by Department of Health to identify female needs, is compiled using information shared by 100 women that completed an online survey on the 20th November 2013. Autism Strategy Review Contribution (100 Asperger Women...
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Adult Autism Strategy: statutory guidance

The ‘Adult Autism Strategy: statutory guidance’ was published on 26th March 2015 and it does mention women and autistic parents needs. Where the guidance says that a local area should do something, this means that they will have to do it by law, unless they have a strong reason not to. Budget concerns is not always a strong reason for non compliance and it can be challenged legally through the...
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ADASS Blog: New Thinking about Autism?

In April I met with the ADASS (Association of Directors Adult Social Services) Autism Lead. One of the outcomes we agreed from the meeting was: “I also plan to include further consideration on the training of social care staff to consider gender and children’s social workers, to be more informed when working with a mother with autism. “ I am delighted that this has resulted in autistic women...
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Meeting with (ADASS) Autism Lead

I met with the Association of Directors Adult Social Services (ADASS) Autism Lead to discuss the real issues that autistic women face and how those issues can be converted into policymaking decisions. The discussions are part of the guidance formation for the refreshed Autism Strategy that the Department of Health are responsible in producing. I first met Zandrea at the Autism Alliance...
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