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People with autism ‘die younger’, warns charity

This link provides information on a BBC news article released today highlighting a study in the  British Journal of Psychiatry,  which  has suggested autistic people die on average 16 years early  & calling for more research.

Mark Lever, chief executive of the National Autistic Society,  has  commented on the study saying “the situation could be even worse in the UK.”

A Department of Health spokesperson said: “We have made monumental strides in the way we treat conditions such as autism in this country, but we must speed up progress even further.

“That is why we are working alongside people with autism, and their carers, to make sure they have access to healthcare with adjustments made for their conditions.”