Autism: the main issues
People with autism sometimes describe the way they experience the world as a mass of people, places and events which they struggle to make sense of, and which can cause them considerable anxiety. The spectrum nature of the condition has led to the expression ‘if you have met one person who has autism, you have simply met one person who has autism’. Some people with autism also have a learning disability.
Working with people with autism: the autistic perspective
In this section we explore:
- what autism is, and who has it
- the barriers people with autism face in trying to use services
- ‘Think autism’: updates ‘Fulfilling and rewarding lives’, the government’s strategy for improving outcomes for adults with autism in England.
- The autism policy context in Northern Ireland