Working with People with Autism Spectrum Conditions

In this essay I will speak about fictitious service user,¬†which will demonstrate my ability to critically¬†analyse assessment data to formulate and implement an intervention plan for an individual living with an autism condition. I have choose to use a fictitious person instead of a real example but would like to state if I was to use a real factual person I would need to address consent f rom them and uphold the right of their confidentiality to not be breached.   John is a 27 year old adult and has a diagnosis of Mild Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety and Recurrent Depressive Disorder. John previously lived   at home with his parents but was wanting to become a more independent person for the next stages of his life, and to improve his self-personal developments, to participate in basic house hold activities as well as outside community based activities.

Legislations are built up of key areas to which regulating bodies create guidelines to help us with better understanding of key areas needed.

The first key policy and legislations which is related to the autism spectrum condition is the Autism Act 2009. This act was the very first law specific to people with autism; it was instrumental in the development of a structured strategy for adults with autism (Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives 2010). The legislation was drafted by the National Autistic society known as the (NAS), which is a private organisation formed in 1967 by a group of people who believed and wanted people to have a more understanding of and to help people with ASD, by making it more known about and to raise awareness of how people with ASD were discriminated against and often left isolated and mistreated. The NAS has grown to be one of the leading bodies to highlight the needs of people with autistic spectrum conditions and are at presently generating a more person centred education, training and support through every stage of their life to help people with ASD live a...