Bespoke law services increasing access to justice for autistic clients
Student volunteers in Nottingham and London are on a mission: to develop law services that address the legal needs of people with autism spectrum disorder. Providing a sensory environment and making their advice more easily understandable are just two ways they’re doing this.
There are around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – more than one in 100. Common symptoms include persistent difficulties with social communication and interaction, which can make the process of accessing and understanding legal advice more difficult.
At Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre, students and assistants are in the early stages of developing a specialist autism law service (ALS).
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- 2nd August 2017
- Solicitors Journal