Autism and the Courts

Committed to access to justice for Pennsylvanians with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, along with the Department of Human Services (DHS) held a virtual forum – Autism and the Courts – a Statewide Discussion, aimed at learning about court experiences from individuals with an ASD.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Kevin Dougherty along with DHS and representatives from the judiciary, law enforcement, healthcare, social work and advocacy communities and those living with and/or supporting someone with an ASD participated in a virtual roundtable on challenges faced by individuals with autism as they seek access to justice.