Call for evidence on fake autism treatments and so-called ‘cures’

fakeThe Westminster Commission on Autism needs to hear about your experiences and your ideas for change!

Following its highly-successful inquiry and report on access to healthcare for autistic people, the Commission launched a new inquiry into the topic of fake autism treatments and the promotion of so-called ‘cures’ for autism.

There have been reports in the media of individuals and companies selling unethical, harmful and sometimes banned substances and practices as treatments or even ‘cures’ for autism.

We want to know if you have been offered any of these interventions, whether or not you think this is an issue requiring further attention and what can be done to protect individuals and families from buying and using unethical, harmful or banned substances/practices.

CLICK HERE Fake Therapies for Autism Survey 

The Westminster Commission on Autism is conducting an inquiry into fake products/therapies sold as treatments or even ‘cures’ for autism.  Please tell us your experiences using this survey.  We will use these to write a report and make recommendations for improved policy and practice.

Are you on autistic?
Are you a parent/carer for someone on the autism spectrum?
Do you represent a charity or third sector organisation who work with people on the autism spectrum?
Are you a professional in the field of autism?
Are you an academic in the field of autism?

If so, PLEASE could we ask you to help by filling in this survey to the Westminster Commission on Autism.  We need to hear from those who have If you are a parent/carer for someone who would be unable to contribute , please advocate appropriately for them in your submission.

You must be a citizen of the United Kingdom to help with this survey.

If you would like to contribute to this inquiry but you are unable to use the survey please send us a Direct Message on Twitter (@w_autism_comm) or email autismcommission@haveyoursaynow.uk or call 0300 800 8801

CLICK HERE Fake Therapies for Autism Survey 

http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WestminsterAutismCommmission

The surveys and templates have been designed by autistic commission members.  The Commission are committed to making all of our activities accessible to all in the autism community. We will do all we can to make it possible for you to share your experiences with us.

If you have completed the template, please email it to emily.christou@nccuk.org.uk or post it to

The Westminster Commission on Autism, c/o Barry Sheerman MP, Portcullis House, Houses of Parliament, Westminster, SW1A 0AA

If you have questions or concerns, please contact autismcommission@haveyoursaynow.uk for more information.

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