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Ageing with autism

Ageing with autism

A handbook for care and support professionals

Author: The National Autistic Society

£18.00

       
Format: A5 Booklet
Availability: In stock
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Product number
NAS943
Ageing with autism - A handbook for care and support professionals
Author
The National Autistic Society
Published by
The National Autistic Society
Description

The first generation of people diagnosed with autism in childhood are now reaching middle age, and mature adults are being diagnosed for the first time. This handbook is an in-depth guide for support workers - that is, professionals who are working every day with ageing people with autism and their families. Therefore, the book is written for people who are familiar with and have an understanding of autism.

The handbook looks at a number of issues that older people are likely to face, e.g. physical or mental health problems, change, transition, the death of people in their support network (and therefore bereavement), and possibly terminal illnesses and making their own end-of-life care plans. It suggests ways in which these changes and issues might be managed, with a focus on the older person's quality of life. 

You may also be interested in our FREE ebook on autism and ageing for clinicians and health professionals. Download your copy now by following the 'also available' link further up this page.

First publication
2013
ISBN / supplier product code
9781905722860
Dispatch partner
Primary distribution partner
Typical delivery
7 working days
Autism Helpline Number: 0808 800 4104
Last updated: 09/12/2016 15:53:22