Debbie Marshall and Callum Brazzo from Lincolnshire went down to Westminster on Wednesday 28 March 2018 to the launch of ‘Harmful Interventions for Autism’. At the meeting Barry Sheerman MP, Chair of the Westminster Commission on Autism and Jonathon Ashworth Shadow Secretary for Health helped launch this new report. Last year a survey was carried out and in this report 89% of those asked felt that current laws / regulations for autism treatments / therapies are not fit for purpose.
Debbie and Callum are very proud to have been a part of this report and to have been at Westminster showing their support on this important and much needed subject. Autistic children, young adults and adults don’t need fixing. Some of us do need support but we all need understanding and acceptance. Autistic people and families often feel excluded.
There are still unproven and unregulated harmful and dangerous autism treatments and cures. More education is needed as it is important that parents, professionals and the general public are aware that autism can’t be treated or cured.