Department Of Health
This study was conducted to have a better understanding and oversight of 3 key areas in the context of social work practice with autistic people:
- how responsive social workers were to the needs of young adults and their families
- what barriers there were to enable more effective interventions
- how things could be done differently to improve outcomes
The study offers a series of insights and recommendations to improve the experiences and outcomes of autistic young people and their families.
These recommendations will feed into the development of the refreshed cross-government all-age autism strategy. They will also be helpful for health and care professionals, as well as local and national policymakers.