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New Publication: Guidelines for Assessing Adults with Autism for Self Directed Support

Date posted: July 17, 2018

Guidelines for Assessing Adults with Autism for Self Directed Support

Developed by the Autism Self Direct project, this booklet is for use by health and social care staff involved in the assessment and care planning for adults with autism. It aims to:

  • increase assessors’ awareness and knowledge of autism
  • provide practical advice to support accurate assessment
  • minimise stress and anxiety for adults with autism during this process

Thereby making the Self-Directed Support SDS process as positive and supportive as possible for people with autism and minimising avoidable difficulties. The Autism Self Direct Project was a partnership between Autism Initiatives, The National Autistic Society Scotland and Scottish Autism, funded by the Scottish Government.

 

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