We work on a variety of projects all with the aim of including autistic people’s voices and experiences to help improve services both locally and regionally across health and social care.
Autistic adults can find it harder to find employment and stay in employment, they can find it more difficult to access services which other people take for granted. Recent studies have shown that there is an inequality within health and social care for those who are autistic.
Autism Bedfordshire have been holding Voice Groups to listen to where they are having difficulties and educating professionals to work in different ways to understand these different needs.
Through our various projects we have been able to hold webinars across the NHS East of England sharing the voices of autistic adults through video clips and sharing good practice from one professional to many others.
Some of our members have helped re-word and design care needs assessment forms to make them easier to read and understand.
Some members have gone outside their comfort zone to share some of their traumatic experiences to help change how autistic people are treated and to help educate professionals to have a better understanding of how differently an autistic brain can process information.
To find out more about the projects we are involved with and links to videos from past webinars please click on the boxes below.
Access to health and social care appointments webinar Click Here
Barriers to attendance for cancer screenings webinar Click Here