Advocacy, Education & Services
NEW report: Health and service provision for people with Autism
Parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face severe challenges in accessing adequate services, according to a survey of hundreds of parents in the United Kingdom. The survey, carried out by the charity Treating Autism during 2014, forms the basis of a report, authored by Professor Jane Wills, based at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London. There are more than 600,000 people living with ASD in the UK today, and it is estimated to cost the UK in the region of £32 billion every year in lost earnings, care and support for all those involved.
The full report can be accessed here Health and service provision for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A survey of parents in the United Kingdom, 2014
A guide to The Law Relating to Carers (third edition)
The Law Relating to Carers (third edition). A comprehensive guide by Luke Clements, describes the legal rights of carers as they apply in England and Wales.
Comorbid Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disorder
Widespread reports of severe medical conditions being attributed, without investigation and sometimes without physical examination, to ‘autism behaviours’ have compelled the creation of this document – Comorbid Medical Conditions in Autism Spectrum Disoder – in order to present relevant information to healthcare providers, policy makers and the wider audience. A summary of current research, including the positions of leading governmental and professional bodies, is hoped and expected to help bridge the knowledge and training gap, and as a consequence, decrease the premature attribution of physical symptoms to ‘autism behaviours’.
Up-to-date research is shared in this document, with the aim of providing support to health care and care providers in understanding the possible mechanisms, symptomatology, and consequences of common medical comorbidities in ASD. Please share this review with other parents and the professionals involved in the care of your child with autism!
Two new ABBREVIATED VERSIONS of this publication are now available. The first one is aimed at parents, carers and family members of children and adults with autism. We invite you to view and download this flyer (click on the ‘share’ link below the document) or to forward the link to whoever you feel might benefit from this information.
The other shortened version, aimed at busy health professionals, is also available below. Organisations and institutions are invited to distribute this new document to their members: the PDF version is available to download (click on the ‘share’ link below the document) or forward the link.
If you would like to distribute or display any of these three publications, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request free professionally printed copies.
Let us all work together for a brighter future to people with autism!