Commentary on “diagnosis and treatment of ASD in women in secure and forensic hospital”

Eddie Chaplin (London South Bank University, London, UK)
Jane McCarthy (School of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University, London, UK)

Advances in Autism

ISSN: 2056-3868

Publication date: 12 March 2019



The purpose of this paper is to provide a commentary on “diagnosis and treatment of asd in women in secure and forensic hospital”.


The approach is a commentary on a personal experience of services.


Women with ASD are often not diagnosed until adult years which may impact on their long-term outcomes. Secure services may not always have care teams who are appropriately trained to support a woman with ASD.


A commentary on an original viewpoint piece published in this special edition on women with autism spectrum disorder.



Chaplin, E. and McCarthy, J. (2019), "Commentary on “diagnosis and treatment of ASD in women in secure and forensic hospital”", Advances in Autism, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 77-79.

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