Autism can affect people in different ways. some common areas of difficulty, these include:
- Social communication
- Social interaction
- Social imagination.
People with an autism spectrum disorder often experience sensory difficulties such as over – or – under sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light or colours. It is also more likely that people who have an autism spectrum disorder will experience higher levels of stress than someone who does not have an autism spectrum disorder, making mental health problems more likely.
Many people with an autism spectrum disorder are able to live independent lives. Others may need some support or access to services in order to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilled and happy lives.
City of Wolverhampton Council and the Clinical Commissioning Group want to have conversations with children, young people and adults with autism and their parents and carer’s and other stakeholders so that their views and experiences help to shape their five year strategy from 2016 – 2021.
They want to hear your views on the draft strategy for future support.
You can have your say by filling in the questionnaire at surveymonkey:
or you can download it here>>
Or if you would rather have your say face to face, contact the council to let them know you will be attending their consultation on
- Monday 20th June 2016, 10 am – 1 pm at Action for Independence (A4I), Albert Road, Wolverhampton, WV6 0AF.
You can contact them to confirm attendance by telephone:
or by writing to:
Shen Campbell, Participation Officer, Joint Commissioning Team, People Directorate
Have your say about future services!