statistics on numbers of adults with autism/Aspergers in England. Statistics on how many aults with autism/Aspergers are held under section in England.

Response to this request is long overdue. By law, under all circumstances, NHS England should have responded by now (details). You can complain by requesting an internal review.

Dear NHS England,
I would like to know:
Q1 How many adults with autism/Asperger's there are in England?
Q2 How many adults with autism/Asperger's are being detained under section in England?

Yours faithfully,
Sandy Howse

FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

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FOI, England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Ms Howse,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref: FOI-037144)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 14 November
2016.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

“Q1 How many adults with autism/Asperger's there are in England?

Q2 How many adults with autism/Asperger's are being detained under section
in England?”

 

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A.E. left an annotation ()

You can find some information here on prevalence but it is a decade out-of-date and doesn't reflect the true figures which are significantly higher:

http://content.digital.nhs.uk/article/20...

This might also be useful, these research findings of 1 in 64 are not the 1% epidemiology that official figures claim (but it is 1.5625% ). And when you see the 2nd paragraph about all the undiagnosed children out there too (which makes it clear authority is lying, or not bothering to keep accurate statistics. There is an increase of autism - the so-called autism epidemic:

http://bjp.rcpsych.org/content/194/6/500...

"Prevalence of autism-spectrum conditions: UK school-based population study" 2009 study by Simon Baron-Cohen et al.

"By adjusting the estimate derived from the SEN register (that is, based on whole classes and not a 29% response) for the additional number of cases that would be expected if all the children were directly observed, the prevalence estimate is 157 per 10 000 or 1 in 64 (95% CI 99–246)."

"Overall, for boys and girls together, for every three known cases, there are at least two undiagnosed cases of autism-spectrum conditions (making the prevalence well over 2%) in the primary school population, or a ratio of 3:2 (known:unknown). There is no evidence of a difference in the undetected estimate of cases for boys and girls, despite a clear difference in the overall ratio of boys:girls with autism-spectrum conditions."

Also see:

http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/02/adult...

http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/02/adult...

http://www.ageofautism.com/2016/02/the-t...

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