Autism and parental blame

What this project is about

The Autism and Parental Blame research project seeks to understand how parents of autistic children experience parental blame when they approach health, education, and care services for support. 

The project is led by West Midlands ADASS in collaboration with the University of Birmingham, and has been commissioned by NHS England (Midlands Region).

We have been working together with families to identify common concerns and themes and make recommendations for changes to practice that will ensure families feel heard and understood when they look for help.


The final report and a short film will be added to this website in the first half of 2024.

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