World Autism Acceptance Week takes place between 27th March and 2nd April, to raise awareness about autistic individuals throughout the world.
Here at Primrose Hospice and Family Support Centre we are proud of the care and support we provide for everyone in our community.
Our care and support is tailored and adapted to each individual’s needs to ensure we are providing the best possible level of support for that person.
Gillian Lee, Family Support Worker at Primrose Hospice & Family Support Centre said: “We recognise that one size does not fit all with regards to autistic children and adults because we appreciate that everyone is unique. We aim to listen to our clients, patients and their families and strive to work in partnership with them to meet their individual needs.”
According to Beyond Autism 700,000 people in the UK are autistic which makes up more than 1% of the population whilst the National Autistic Society (NAS) suggests that research is needed to obtain a more up to date figure.
Chris Packham, National Autistic Society Ambassador said: “The greatest discomfort for autistic people can be the social one. For me, I was confused by the way people behaved.” (NAS). NAS outlines that anxiety can create difficulty in social situations or in the context of change which can impact upon quality of life for both the autistic person and their family.
NAS advocates that: ‘No one should feel judged for being autistic or have to wait many months or even years for a potentially life-changing diagnosis, vital help and support… Autistic children, adults, and their families just want to be understood, supported and accepted in their communities, schools and workplaces.’ (Barnardo’s Healthy Minds, Wiltshire)
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about how Primrose Hospice can support you and your family please contact us using the details below. We always welcome informal visits where you can talk to our team to learn more about the support we provide.
T: 01527 889799
Barnardo’s Healthy Minds, Wiltshire
The Autism Page