Petition Remove Autism from the definition of Mental Disorder in the Mental Health Act
Autism is a lifelong disability, not a mental health problem. Yet autism is defined as a ‘mental disorder’ under the Mental Health Act. This means that autistic people and people with a learning disability can be detained when they do not have a treatable mental health illness.
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