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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 ⇒ 2.2 Explain how autistic spectrum conditions can impact on individuals differently according to factors such as their gender, ethnicity and social, cultural and religious environment

2.2 Explain how autistic spectrum conditions can impact on individuals differently according to factors such as their gender, ethnicity and social, cultural and religious environment

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: 2.2 Explain how autistic spectrum conditions can impact on individuals differently according to factors such as their gender, ethnicity and social, cultural and religious environment

  • Autistic spectrum conditions can have different impacts on individuals due to factors such as gender, ethnicity and social, cultural and religious environment
  • Some examples include:
    • More men are diagnosed with autism than women – some studies have suggested this may be because women are more likely to camouflage their symptoms
    • Societally, there are more expectations of women to have relationship-building skills, which can add additional pressure and stigma
    • Women with autism tend to have higher rates of mental illness, such as depression and anxiety
    • Women with autism may be more vulnerable to abuse, particularly sexual abuse
    • Some religious and cultural groups may stigmatise autism or have an unwavering belief that it can be ‘cured’

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