Caring for people with autism spectrum disorder

BURNS, Sarah, MCCLIMENS, Alex and PERRY, Grace (2015). Caring for people with autism spectrum disorder. Learning Disability Practice, 18 (5), 16-20.

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Link to published version:: 10.7748/ldp.18.5.16.e1635


Autism is a relatively new diagnostic category that has prompted debate among people diagnosed with the condition, their families and carers, and those working in academic and clinical specialisms. This is due in part to the distinction between autism and Asperger syndrome, and the overlap between people who are said to be on the autistic spectrum (AS) and those who have learning disabilities. Because of this overlap, learning disability nurses can have an important role in advocating and improving access to care for people on the AS, and in encouraging training in autism for other healthcare practitioners.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Centre for Health and Social Care Research
Identification Number: 10.7748/ldp.18.5.16.e1635
Depositing User: Alex Mcclimens
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2016 15:02

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