Priority 12 from the Neurodevelopmental Disorders Canada PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Which supports are most effective to protect individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders from abuse (e.g. physical, sexual, bullying) and other threats to their wellbeing?  (JLA PSP Priority 12)
Overall ranking 12
JLA question ID 0056/12
Explanatory note This question arose from concerns about the physical and mental wellbeing of children and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders as members of a broader community. Specifically, how do we prevent and protect this more vulnerable population from negative outcomes such as bullying, preventable hospitalizations, identity fraud, inappropriate sexual interference, and abuse.  
Evidence None identified
Health Research Classification System category Mental Health
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How do I help a child with asd understand what abuse and bullying is from their peers and strangers when it's happened their whole lives to the point that they think those behaviours are acceptable? ~ What are we doing to prevent abuse (e.g., physical, sexual and emotional) of children and adults? ~ Personal safety out in the community
Submitted by Mostly family members/carers, also a few patients and clinicians
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0056
PSP name Neurodevelopmental Disorders (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 63  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 28 September 2017