The COVID-19 pandemic should be last orders for poor care of people with neurodevelopmental disorders

Br J Psychiatry. 2021 Jun;218(6):302-304. doi: 10.1192/bjp.2021.22.


We explore whether the needs of individuals with neurodevelopment disorders have been overlooked during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and set out the issues that need to be considered in response to future health crises and pandemics.

Keywords: COVID; autism spectrum disorders; carers; intellectual disability; neurodevelopmental disorders.

MeSH terms

  • COVID-19*
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human* / epidemiology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders* / epidemiology
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders* / therapy
  • Pandemics
  • SARS-CoV-2