Learning disability and autism provision in the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2003: findings from a scoping exercise

Findings to help assess provisions for people with learning disabilities and autism in the Mental Health Act.

Note about terminology

Throughout this report, the term 'autism' will be used to refer to autistic spectrum disorders ( ASD) or autistic spectrum conditions ( ASC), including Asperger Syndrome. The terms 'autism' and 'learning disability' both cover a broad range of conditions.

The word 'participants' is used to refer to all those individuals who took part in the scoping study - as survey respondents, interviewees or workshop attendees.


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