Legal Resources

Individuals with an X or Y variation may, on occasion, find themselves involved with government institutions, care providers, law enforcement and/or a legal system that is unfamiliar with X and Y variations. AXYS provides the following resources for those individuals, or their families, for sharing with relevant authorities and service providers.

AXYS is not a law firm and does not provide legal or medical advice. All resource material is for information purposes only and may not reflect the most current legal or medical developments.  We expressly disclaim all liability to any person with respect to the material and the consequences of anything done or omitted to be done wholly or partly in reliance upon any of the material.  No one should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any material without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue.

Resource Links

AXYS Criminal Justice Task Force White Paper

Legal Issues and Challenges – Presentation Slides

Examples and Resources to Support Criminal Justice Entities in Compliance with the ADA

Journal of the American Society of Psychiatry and the Law

ARC – Criminal Justice System and Disability Advocates

ARC – National Center on Criminal Justice and Disability

Principles for Prosecutors (this paper focuses on Asperger’s Syndrome but the recommendations really apply to any Autism Spectrum condition as well as XXY and other x and y chromosome variations).

Cognitive and Neurological Aspects of Sex Chromosome Aneuploidies

Australia Section 32 Booklet – This program is not in place in the U.S. but could be a helpful reference when talking with courts or prosecutors about the need for special consideration and options with developmentally challenged adults dealing with criminal charges. We need to be advocating for this type of program in the U.S. criminal justice system.

Disorders of Executive Functions Civil and Criminal Law Applications by Harold Hall (book)

Caught in the Web of the Criminal Justice System by Lawrence Dubin (book)

Sexual Behavior, Legal Issues and Autism Spectrum