Healthwatch Kirklees and Healthwatch Calderdale were contacted by a few adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) who were concerned about complications around diagnosis and accessing services locally.
Why did we cover this issue?
We wanted to have a better understanding of the issues that people with ASC face in Calderdale and Kirklees, so that we could tell the NHS system and improve people’s experiences.
UPDATE: June – September 2017
We designed two surveys, one for people with ASC to complete so that they can tell us about their experiences, and another one for the parents, partners and carers of adults with ASC to use to give us their views and ideas.
We collected real life stories to show how having an Autism Spectrum Condition can affect people’s lives. We visited a number of support groups for adults with ASC and their parents, partners and carers, in which we asked for people’s views .