Developing Specialist Skills in Autism Practice – Young adults (transition)


Audience – healthcare professionals

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This RCNi guide explores how services might anticipate the needs of people with autism. Its aims are to:

  • Explore an understanding of autism in adulthood (or transition to adulthood) that helps practitioners to provide a positive experience for people with autism seeking to access services in health and social care.
  • Review how this knowledge may help professionals to identify and plan to meet the needs of adults with autism, while making ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the services.
  • Provide a clear pathway for the development of leaders in the field of autism in health and social care to ‘champion’ the implementation of the Autism Act 2009. This guide is intended for people in specialist roles who will lead and influence the planning, development and commissioning of services with local authorities and clinical commissioning groups

This guide was issued by the RCNi journals Mental Health Practice and Learning Disability Practice in October 2015.

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