This Is Why Autism Training Is Vital For All Healthcare Staff

This Is Why Autism Training Is Vital For All Healthcare Staff

Paula's son Oliver was only 18 when he died in hospital on 11 November 2016. She believes his death might have been prevented if his doctors and nurses had received autism and learning disability training so that they understood his needs better. The NHS is currently developing a ten-year strategy called the Long Term Plan and has announced that autism, alongside learning disability, will be a clinical priority. This is a huge opportunity to fix the problems that a lack of autism understanding causes. Alongside tackling long diagnosis waiting times and supporting good mental health, we believe that the Long Term...

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