SCIE research briefing 32: access to social care and support for adults with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC)

Authors:
SOCIAL CARE INSTITUTE FOR EXCELLENCE, MILLS Richard, FRANCIS Jennifer
Publisher:
Social Care Institute for Excellence
Publication year:
2010
Pagination:
19p.
Place of publication:
London

People with autistic spectrum conditions (ASCs) experience a range of difficulties in communication and social interaction.  Historically, they have had problems in accessing appropriate support and services, due to the lack of understanding of autism among service providers and the reliance on a ‘one size fits all’ approach. This research briefing analyses recent evidence on what works for adults with ASCs and concludes that a personalised approach based on an understanding of the nature of the condition and individual need, supported by local specialised expertise and multi-agency collaboration, would seem to be associated with a better outcome for adults with an ASC.

Subject terms:
social care, social care provision, access to services, adult social care, autism, autistic spectrum conditions;
Content type:
research review
Location(s):
England
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Series name:
Research briefing
Series no:
32

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