Emma Hubbard reviews assistance for neurodiverse children in family proceedings

It is vital for the Family Court – and everyone who is involved in the process – to adapt and make reasonable adjustments in order to meet the needs of an autistic person. Whilst I address this piece in terms of autism, because this is where I am familiar, the content could be relevant to any neurodiverse person. This is not an article of professional expertise in neurodiversity, but rather my observation as a parent of an autistic child and a lawyer in the Family Court, where these issues are becoming more prevalent.

Outdated attitudes

There needs to be a de-stigmatisation of autism and a better understanding of neurodiversity. This starts in wider society and we as a profession have a role to pl...

Emma Hubbard
Solicitor - Family Department
Irwin Mitchell

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