Stop caging people with autism and learning disabilities, says Robert Buckland

This report (from January 2022) – by Shelley Phelps and Kate Whannel – comes from the BBC. It begins: “Ex-Justice Secretary Sir Robert Buckland is calling for changes to mental health laws to stop people with autism or learning disabilities being…
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The Neurodiversity Paradigm in Psychiatry: Robert Chapman, PhD

Subtitled “Is neurodivergence to be cured or is it a healthy part of our social ecology?“, this interview with philosopher Dr. Robert Chapman is conducted by psychiatrist Dr. Awais Aftab and has been published by the Psychiatric Times: “Aftab: Let’s start…
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Children are wrongly diagnosed with ADHD if they fall behind at school, warns neurologist

This report by Anita Singh has been published in the Daily Telegraph. It begins: “Children are being  wrongly diagnosed  with ADHD when they are just falling behind, according to a leading neurologist, who said the medical profession was too quick to label people….
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People with autism are being locked away in institutions. A radical change is needed

This article comes from Dr. Sheila Hollins and has been published in The Guardian. It begins: “When people like my son go into crisis there is a high chance they won’t be supported at home – not because they can’t be…
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Are Children and Adolescents Overprescribed Psychiatric Medications?

“The psychiatric drugging of our children: A developing international crisis.” This article by Dr. John Read has been published in Psychology Today. It begins: “On August 13th [2021] several hundred people registered to take part in an online “town hall meeting,”…
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Diverted: A journey of resilience to the newest frontier of inclusion

This book has been written by Roxanne Hobbs. The publishers say: “Roxanne and her husband were blindsided when their son’s schoolteacher suggested that their five-year-old was autistic. In a five-minute meeting, the shift from confident parents of a ‘normal’ child to…
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