Kids with autism in UK detained in “horrific” conditions

A British Parliamentary committee says many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in “horrific” conditions and is…

A British Parliamentary committee says many people with autism or learning disabilities are being detained in “horrific” conditions and is calling for an overhaul of the system intended to evaluate their treatment. The Joint Committee on Human Rights said in a report issued Friday that it heard “grim” evidence about how young people with disabilities or autism were being held. The committee described hearing about one particularly distressing episode from the mother of a young man with learning disabilities.

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