Do you provide support to young adults (14-25) and adults who have Autism and/or Neurodiversity?
We wish to gain a better understanding of the challenges and potential opportunities for people with Autism and/or Neurodiversity preventing positive mental and physical wellbeing; including the experiences and support available to families, and carers. We are also particularly keen to hear about examples of patient and public engagement around models of care.
Examples are welcomed from a range of organisations from within the West Yorkshire and Harrogate region including; Arts and Leisure, Education, charitable organisations and Voluntary Centre Services.
Ruth Wilson, Programme Lead at the Yorkshire & Humber AHSN said: “ We have already received some great examples of work that equips and supports young adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) across West Yorkshire. I’m sure there are other examples we can learn from, particularly those from the sectors listed above, so please continue to send in details of what you have been working on, so we can learn and share from your experience.“
|Care Treatment Reviews||Access/support for care treatment reviews.
These could be examples of positive experiences or where there have been some challenges
|Education and Training||Access/support to careers guidance.
Access/support for reasonable adjustments within learning and education settings.
|Employment||Access/support to apprenticeship/employment opportunities
Access/ support for coaching, CV writing, interview skills etc and/or work experience
|Hospital Admissions Reviews||Prevention of hospital re-admissions|
|Living arrangements||Providing people for people with a safe place to live. This could be through independent or supportive living, arrangements|
|Mental Health and Wellbeing||Access/support for overall mental health and wellbeing, healthy living, self-care etc.
Access/support for the overall mental health and wellbeing for families and carers.
|Peer Groups and Networks||Access to peer groups and networks which actively aim to support mental health and wellbeing.
Access to opportunities to develop interests and talents for example arts etc.
Support to lead fulfilling lives by having friends, social life, inclusivity etc
|Physical Health||Access/support to undertake fitness/sporting activities
Access/support for physical health checks
|Raising awareness||Examples of co-produced resources and/or training (online/face to face) to raise awareness of Autism and/or Neurodiversity amongst families, carers, colleagues, peers, students etc)|
If you have examples which fall into any of the themes mentioned, then please complete our online case study form by Friday 31 July 2020.