I’m autistic. When you assess my needs, this is what you must know


I do agree that I struggle to answer questions at the best of times. I feel that asking specific question helps me better.

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Original post from The Guardian

‘…………..By Paddy-Joe Moran

Small things can have a massive impact on how an autistic person feels in an appointment. Here one blogger gives his golden rules for social care professionals

Keeping a reasonable time limit on an appointment is important. Photograph: Alamy Keeping a reasonable time limit on an appointment is important. Photograph: Alamy

As a person with autism, when I have had dealings with social care professionals during assessments and other meetings, I have found them in the most part to be perfectly competent. But there are often several small things that let them down – or rather things that may seem small to them. These details can have a massive impact on how the autistic individual feels during and after an assessment or meeting. They may appear to be basic, but it is incredible how many professionals would benefit from adopting them.

Time limits

I had an appointment a few months ago with a psychologist to…

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