Met police loses bid to overturn award to autistic teenager – The Guardian

“The court of appeal has rejected an attempt by the Metropolitan police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to overturn an award of £28,250 in damages to a severely autistic teenager who was put in handcuffs and leg restraints and held in a police van after jumping into a swimming pool.”

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The Guardian, 14th February 2013

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Autism damages case: Met Police loses damages appeal – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2013 in appeals, autism, damages, false imprisonment, mental health, news, police by sally

“The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid to overturn a damages award made to a teenager with autism restrained by police after jumping fully-clothed into a swimming pool.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2013

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Met appeal over autism damages ruling – BBC News

“The father of an autistic boy restrained by Metropolitan Police officers after he jumped into a swimming pool has attacked the force for challenging a ruling against them.”

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BBC News, 22nd January 2013

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Winterbourne View scandal prompts new care guidelines – The Guardian

“Ministers will on Monday order a programme of action intended to remove up to 1,500 people with learning disabilities and autism from private hospitals such as the Winterbourne View unit where a regime of abuse and humiliation was exposed.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2012

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Gary McKinnon: a case of double standards? – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2012 in autism, computer crime, extradition, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

“The home secretary’s decision not to extradite the Crouch End Asperger’s sufferer has caused others to raise questions.”

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The Guardian, 17th October 2012

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Police manhandled autistic boy at swimming pool – UK Human Rights Blog

“The Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) was long awaited; it took nearly two decades for the Law Commission’s proposals for codification of the common law on mental capacity to make their way onto the statute books. The MCA is generally considered to be quite progressive and I often hear it described as ‘empowering’ and granting people ‘rights to autonomy’.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th March 2012

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Autistic teenager wins damages from police after being restrained – The Guardian

Posted March 14th, 2012 in autism, damages, disabled persons, news, police, restraint by sally

“A severely autistic epileptic teenager who was pulled out of a swimming pool and restrained after he jumped in fully clothed during a school trip has won £28,250 damages from the Metropolitan police.”

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The Guardian, 14th March 2012

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Court bans autistic woman from having sex – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 15th, 2012 in autism, consent, disabled persons, mental health, news, sexual offences by sally

“The Court of Protection has ruled that an autistic woman with an IQ of 64 does not have the mental capacity to engage in sexual relations, on the basis that she does not understand the implications and cannot effectively deploy the information she has understood into her decisions.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 14th February 2012

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Foster parents told to stay away from ‘autistic’ man – The Independent

Posted February 13th, 2012 in autism, Court of Protection, fostering, local government, mental health, news by sally

“A vulnerable young man with significant learning difficulties and ‘autistic tendencies’ was controversially taken away from his foster family of 12 years, the Court of Protection heard yesterday.”

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The Independent, 11th February 2012

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Autistic woman banned from having sex in latest Court of Protection case – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2012 in autism, Court of Protection, learning difficulties, news by sally

“A senior judge has effectively banned a vulnerable young woman from having sex on the grounds that she does not understand the risks involved.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2012

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Judges try to speed up Gary McKinnon extradition case – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 27th, 2012 in autism, computer crime, extradition, news by tracey

“Two judges attempted to speed matters up by listing it for a hearing in July. They acted after hearing that the Home Secretary is ‘considering afresh’ whether Asperger’s sufferer McKinnon should be extradited to the US to face trial for hacking into top secret US military computers in 2002.”

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Daily Telegraph, 27th January 2012

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Gary McKinnon extradition law ‘not biased against Britons’ – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2011 in autism, computer crime, extradition, news, reports, treaties by sally

“Controversial extradition legislation under which Gary McKinnon, who has Asperger’s syndrome, faces being sent for trial in the United States on computer hacking charges is not ‘lopsided’ or biased against British citizens, a judge-led review will report on Tuesday.”

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The Guardian, 18th October 2011

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Mother walks free from court after strangling autistic son with belt – Daily Telegraph

“A mother who strangled her autistic son because she could no longer cope with looking after him has walked free from court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2011

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Locking autistic man in padded room ruled illegal – The Independent

Posted June 17th, 2011 in autism, detention, human rights, learning difficulties, news by sally

“The Court of Protection has ruled that an 18-year-old man with autism and severe learning disabilities who was regularly placed in a padded seclusion room more than six times a day was unlawfully deprived of his liberty.”

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The Independent, 17th June 2011

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Hillingdon Council held autistic man Steven Neary unlawfully – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2011 in autism, detention, local government, mental health, news by tracey

“A west London council acted unlawfully by refusing to allow a 21-year-old autistic man to be placed in the care of his father, the High Court ruled.”

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BBC News, 9th June 2011

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High Court to decide if autistic man was illegally detained – The Independent

“A father has described in court how he felt ‘powerless’ when a local authority prevented the return home of his autistic son for nearly a year during a bitter care dispute with a local council.”

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The Independent, 28th May 2011

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Yvonne Freaney cleared of murder of autistic son, 11 – BBC News

Posted May 26th, 2011 in autism, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by sally

“A woman has been cleared of the murder of her severely autistic 11-year-old son.”

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BBC News, 26th May 2011

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Woman jailed for killing autistic son, 12, with bleach – BBC News

“A mother has been jailed for killing her 12-year-old autistic son by making him drink bleach.”

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BBC News, 1st April 2011

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Legal help for vulnerable ‘at risk’ – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2010 in autism, criminal justice, mental health, news, police by sally

“The support people with autism get from the police and criminal justice system could be hit by Home Office cuts, a senior legal figure has warned.”

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BBC News, 15th November 2010

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Man jailed for life killing Asperger’s suffering neighbour – The Independent

Posted May 17th, 2010 in autism, murder, news, sentencing by sally

“A man was jailed for life today for stabbing to death his vulnerable neighbour, who suffered from Asperger’s syndrome, after making fun of him.”

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The Independent, 17th May 2010

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