Families, Partners and Carers
The following advice is adapted from NICE Guideline CG142: Autism in adults: diagnosis and management [http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg142]
Offer an assessment of needs to families, partners and carers of adults with autism. This assessment should include:
- personal, social and emotional support
- support in their caring role, including respite care and emergency plans
- advice on and support in obtaining practical support
- planning of future care for the person with autism.
Where the assessment identifies needs, provide information about, and facilitate contact with, any available support groups.
If families, partners or carers need help with the care of the person with autism, or if they are involved in the delivery of an intervention, offer them information, advice, training and support.