This post will give you some very interesting Facts and Figures about Autism.

Autism Facts and Figures from Freedom Care

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In this post we use the term ‘autism’ to describe all diagnoses on the autism spectrum including Asperger Syndrome, classic Autism and High-Functioning Autism.

Fact 1: Autism is a serious, lifelong and disabling condition. Without the right support it can have a profound, sometimes devastating, effect on the person who has it as well as their families, friends and work colleagues.

Fact 2: Autism is much more common than many people think. There are around 700,000 people in the UK with autism – that’s more than 1 in 1001. If you include their families, autism touches the lives of 2.8 million people every day. (ref 5)

Fact 3: People talk about Autism in children a lot. However, Autism doesn’t just affect children. Children with Autism grow up to be Adults with the condition.

Fact 4: 70% of adults with autism say that they are not getting the help they need from social services. Seventy per cent of adults with autism also told said that with more support they would feel less isolated. (ref 1)

Fact 5: Only 15% of adults with autism in the UK are in full-time paid employment. (ref 3)

Fact 6: Only 10% of adults with autism receive employment support but 53% say they would like it. (ref 4)

Fact 7: At least one in three adults with autism are experiencing severe mental health difficulties due to a lack of support. (ref 2)

Fact 8: Autism is a hidden disability – you can’t always tell if someone has it.

Fact 9: While autism is incurable, the right support at the right time can make an enormous difference to people’s lives.

Fact 10: Autism is a hidden disability – you can’t always tell if someone has it.

Here at Freedom Care we like to think we make a difference to the lives of those with Autism.
We strive to provide the best possible surroundings and facilities for our clients with the highest level of support and care.

References:
1 Bancroft et al (2012). The Way We Are: Autism in 2012. London: The National Autistic Society
2 Rosenblatt, M (2008). I Exist: the message from adults with autism in England. London: The National Autistic Society, p3
3 Redman, S et al (2009). Don’t Write Me Off: Make the system fair for people with autism. London: The National Autistic Society, p8
4 Bancroft et al (2012). The Way We Are: Autism in 2012. London: The National Autistic Society
5 The NHS Information Centre, Community and Mental Health Team, Brugha, T. et al (2012). Estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in adults: extending the 2007 Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey. Leeds: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care

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