Improving access to social care for adults with autism

Published: January 2017

This guide helps people in the health and social care sector who work with adults with autism to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding. Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder, referred to as a ‘spectrum condition’ since some people with autism have profound difficulties and require specialist support, while others live largely independent lives

Please note that throughout this guide, we refer to the condition as autism, rather than as autistic spectrum condition (ASC) or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).