Research and analysis: Social work and autistic young people: an exploratory study

Department Of Health

February 25
14:00 2021


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.

Published 25 February 2021

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