Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

Changing attitudes and lives

In this guest blog, Lesa Walton writes about how openness about autism is the key to tackling the stigma around the condition and improving care and treatment: On April 2, we marked World Autism Awareness Day, and I believe we’ve seen noticeable positive developments in the care and treatment for people with autism. The range of autism therapies available has improved markedly, and a personalised approach to care is becoming the norm. Importantly for adults, The Autism Act of 2009 has enshrined in law their right to appropriate services. At the same time, however, we face the challenges of new


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