Creating accessible healthcare environments for people with autism

Staff can use a simple environmental checklist to help make healthcare environments more accessible to people with autism. An article from Stephen Simpson, senior autism practitioner, South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. About this work Over 1% of the UK population has a diagnosis of autism and, of this group, half will also have a learning disability. Studies show that people with autism die 12 years earlier than the general population and one reason is poor access to health services.…