National Autistic Society
The National Autistic Society
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 autistic people 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, eg 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.
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