Trent, Autism Alliance of Canada partner to examine experiences of autistic people with criminal justice system


Trent University and the Autism Alliance of Canada recently announced a joint project that seeks to understand how the criminal justice system is perceived by Autistic adults in Canada. The first phase of the project involves a nationally circulated survey to capture initial insights, while the second phase will see Autistic adults share their experiences of the criminal justice system in focus groups. “There is a real gap in our understanding of the experiences that Autistic people have with the criminal justice system,” said Trent Assistant Professor Dr Stephanie Ehret, co-lead of the project. “What we are seeking now is information from Autistic people–with or without a diagnosis–to learn about their experiences, their insights, and thoughts.”

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