8 Feb 2024

Research shows NZers with autism more likely to die young

From Morning Report, 8:23 am on 8 February 2024

Young New Zealanders with autism are more than twice as likely to die before their 25th birthday, than their non-autistic peers.

The Otago-University led research shows the risk is even greater for females, and those who also have an intellectual disability.

Autism NZ says the findings are horrifying and shows the health system is failing people with the disorder.

Anusha Bradley reports.