The Autism Act 2009: developing specialist skills in autism practice

This Royal College of Nursing (RCN) guide explores how services might anticipate the needs of people with autism.

The guide will help practitioners to provide a positive experience for people with autism seeking to access services in health and social care, and review how this knowledge might help to identify and plan to meet the needs of adults with autism, while making ‘reasonable adjustments’ to the services to enable this to occur.

The guide also provides a clear pathway for the development of leaders in the field of autism in health and social care who will ‘champion’ the implementation of the Autism Act 2009.

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