Children with learning difficulties mistaken as antisocial

    Julie Spencer-Cingöz, chief executive of the British
    Institute for Brain Injured Children, told a conference on
    antisocial behaviour orders today that there was
    “substantial” anecdotal evidence that not enough was
    being done to prevent those with conditions such as ADHD, autism
    and Asperger’s from “falling foul” of new
    legislation.

    Karen Swift from the government’s antisocial behaviour
    unit admitted to the conference that the Home Office did not
    collect statistics on the number of Asbos issued to young people
    with learning difficulties.

    The conference marked the launch of the BIBIC’s
    “ain’t misbehaving” campaign to raise awareness
    of the problem.

     

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