Plans for housing and support of people with learning difficulties
must include people with autism, a National Autistic Society report
It claims the number of adults with autistic spectrum disorders is
unknown because diagnoses have “missed” many of those aged over 30
and there are very few records giving details of how many adults
require housing and support services.
The Department of Health must make a “proper evaluation” of the
number of adults with autistic spectrum disorders both needing and
receiving accommodation and support “if services are not to be
overtaken by a crisis in demand”, the report adds.
The report claims that an additional 8,500 supported living or
residential care places for people with both autism and learning
difficulties are required.
– Tomorrow’s Big Problem from www.nas.org.uk