Improving access to social care for adults with autism
SCIE Guide 43
Published: October 2011
Review date: October 2014
This guide looks at how social care services can improve access to adults with autism. It is based on research that explores the barriers to services experienced by people with autism. It covers people with autism, whether or not they also have a learning disability. The guide suggests ways services can improve, identifying how best to meet the goals of the government's autism strategy.
People with autism need better social care services, from people trained to recognise, understand and meet their needs.
Social care staff need to know more about autism, as the first step to properly supporting people with the condition.
Services need to be more approachable and accessible to people with autism.
We look at how social care fits into a wider world for people with autism.
We look at why it is so important to get the transition from children's to adults' services right.
Many people with autism can have their needs met by small, inexpensive interventions.
We look at how people with autism can benefit from the greater personalisation of social care services.
It is really important that services support those caring for friends and family members with autism.
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- Improving access to social care for adults with autism
- Making social care more accessible for adults with autism - easy read summary