Recommendations from the 2021 Australasian Society for Autism Research “Health, Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention in Autism” Conference and Roundtable - Final report and policy brief (brief now translated to Portuguese)
This report and policy brief was compiled with international leaders and researchers in the fields of autism health and wellbeing, suicide prevention research and policy, and people with lived experience. It is intended to:
1. Raise awareness of the increased suicide risk within the autistic community.
2. Identify gaps in research and practice.
3. Identify solutions and a course of action to reduce suicide behaviour and death by suicide within the autistic community.
This document represents a call to action for international governments and instrumentalities to take a position of leadership and address the problem of suicide and suicide associated distress within the autistic community.
Policy brief now translated to Portuguese - thank you to Voz do Autista