It is important for autistic people to receive proper medical treatment and health care. Often their health problems get overlooked or missed because they feel they can’t make an appointment or the appointment doesn’t go very well. Perhaps the practitioner has not understood their needs and has not made any adaptation for their autism.
Negative experiences with health practitioners can put autistic people off from attending appointments, which can lead to deterioration in their mental and physical health. Autistic people will have specific needs throughout their life, so it is very important for them to get the help they require.
This guide uses comic strip examples to demonstrate quite straightforward changes anyone working in a health practice can and which will make a massive difference to autistic people, as well as making the practitioner’s job easier.