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 ⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions ⇒ 2.1 Describe ways in which autism can impact on the everyday lives of individuals, their parents/carers and siblings, and others close to them

2.1 Describe ways in which autism can impact on the everyday lives of individuals, their parents/carers and siblings, and others close to them

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care Optional Units
Unit: Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions
Learning outcome: 2. Understand how autistic spectrum conditions can impact on the lives of individuals and those around them
Assessment criteria: 2.1 Describe ways in which autism can impact on the everyday lives of individuals, their parents/carers and siblings, and others close to them

  • Ways that autism can impact the everyday lives of individuals include:
    • Difficulties finding work
    • Difficulties with everyday living tasks
    • Difficulties with establishing and maintaining relationships
    • Difficulties communicating with others
    • Harassment, discrimination and stigma from society
    • Difficulties accessing services and facilities
  • Ways that autism can impact the everyday lives of an individual’s family include:
    • Parents may have to become full-time carers and not have time for other things in their lives
    • Parents and siblings may feel guilty or anxious
    • Parents may worry about how their child will manage after they die
    • Siblings may be neglected
    • Additional stress

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