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Health workers

It’s not always obvious that a person has autism. This is why it is important for health professionals to be autism aware, since those with autism attending a medical or health appointment are likely to have very specific needs. People with autism may not feel pain, they may find it difficult to tell you what is wrong with them, or they may be extremely uncomfortable with being touched or examined.

 

 

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Everything you need to know

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The basics

Does your patient have autism? Here's some guidance on how autism may affect them.
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Transition tips

Here's some advice for mental health professionals working or supporting young people with autism.
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Screening

If you're going through the diagnostic or screening process, here's some expert advice on genetics and autism.
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General practitioners

Are you a GP? Here's just what autism can mean for you and your patients.
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Dentists

Visiting the dentist can overwhelm some autistic people. Here's some advice on how to adjust for that.
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Eye care

Written by eye care professionals, this guidance deals with the nuances of treating autistic people.
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 09/12/2015 17:12:19