Autism is a diagnosis with increasing prevalence in Court of Protection cases – but there is often a lack of clarity as to whether or not P has a diagnosis of autism and how this may (or may not) impact their capacity to make decisions.
Join us for this session with Dr Claudia Camden-Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist, who will discuss:
- What is autism?
- Recent trends
- Distinguishing between autistic traits and autism
- Diagnosing autism
- Is autism and/or assessing autism different in children, young people and adults?
- Assessing capacity of a person with autism – including any particular considerations to keep in mind and top tips.
Dr Camden-Smith is regularly appointed as an independent expert in the Court of Protection to provide reports on diagnosis and capacity.