Show Notes

Discover what’s possible when rehabilitation fits the crime. 

Tom Oliver is an autism self-advocate, a TEDx Speaker, and an aspiring lawyer from Australia who has dedicated his career to helping autistic individuals caught up in the justice system. 

In this conversation, we discuss: 

  • Autism acceptance in Australia
  • Tom’s finding out about his diagnosis
  • How autism affects his everyday life
  • How Tom became interested in the law
  • Three characteristics that are underlying causes of crimes among autistic people
  • Challenges autistic people may face in the prison system
  • Ideas to mitigate injustices against autistic individuals

To learn more about Tom Oliver, please visit tomoliver.biz

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