Autistic boy being held in adult mental health ward in Launceston

Submitted by bobb on Thu, 8/6/2017 - 00:00

The mother of an autistic teenager who is being held in an adult mental health ward at the Launceston Hospital since March says he has been held with adults at times and that health staff has suggested he could be moved into youth detention.

The parents sought help for the child who was self-harming and the state government is now modifying a group home so that the teenager can he held in care.