Why have we developed an Integrated Autism Service?
Because autistic individuals, parents and carers told us they needed more support. They told us they can’t access services because they don’t meet the eligibility criteria. They told us they wanted support with:
- Behaviour issues
- Emotional issues such as anxiety and anger
- Developing social and daily living skills
- Accessing leisure and recreational activities
We learned that autistic adults and children and their family’s lives are severely affected because they can’t access the correct support, that many can’t leave the house on a daily basis and that parents and carers feel highly stressed.