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Department of Health

Think autism: updating the 2010 adult autism strategy

“Developing independence”

14. “I want the same opportunities as everyone else to enhance my skills, to be empowered by services and to be as independent as possible”

If a person is eligible for adult care and support, personalised approaches should be used to help them identify their support needs, give them greater choice and control and increase their independence. Under the Care Bill, adults will have statutory rights to direct payments and personal budgets as part of …

15. “I want support to get a job and support from my employer to help me keep it.”

Most people with autism want to work and have skills and talents that would be useful in the workplace. With support, people with autism can both get and keep a job. Adults with autism are currently significantly under represented in the labour market, which has a detrimental impact on their …