Hear Me, See Me

Our Hear Me, See Me campaign examines the inequalities in health care that impact autistic individuals and their families.

What are we doing?

Over the last year we have been listening to the experiences of autistic adults, family members and carers from across the East of England, understanding where things can be improved and feeding back to the NHS.

We have more recently been holding workshops for NHS professionals where we share experiences that our adults have had, and ideas and tips for better supporting autistic adults in a healthcare setting. You can access the recordings of these workshops further down this page. 

How can I get involved?

Join us at one of our sessions! If you are an autistic adult living in the East of England we want to hear about your experiences. Our groups are held every 2 months on zoom. Contact us to attend one of these sessions or find out more information.

Why are we doing this?

We need things to change and this is why. Hear directly from our members and their families about their experiences below.

Hear Me, See Me: an autism workshop for healthcare professionals

For more details about our findings during our workshops with autistic adults across the East of England, read our full report.

Hear Me, See Me: adopting sensory-friendly practices in a healthcare environment

Advice and guidance

Here are some resources to help you understand what you are entitled to and how to get support and ask for help.

The Equality Act

My Health Passport  – autism specific health passport to take into healthcare services

A guide to the Mental Capacity Act

Reasonable Adjustments

Communication cards 

Self advocacy booklet