⇒ Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care ⇒ Level 4 Diploma Optional Units ⇒ Unit 378 Understand how to support individuals with autistic spectrum conditions ⇒ 2.3 Explain how stereotyped views, discrimination and a lack of understanding of autistic spectrum conditions can compound the difficulties already experienced by individuals and their families

2.3 Explain how stereotyped views, discrimination and a lack of understanding of autistic spectrum conditions can compound the difficulties already experienced by individuals and their families

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: 2.3 Explain how stereotyped views, discrimination and a lack of understanding of autistic spectrum conditions can compound the difficulties already experienced by individuals and their families

  • The way society perceives autism can compound the difficulties already faced by autistic individuals and their families in several ways, including:
    • Services and facilities may be inaccessible to individuals with autism because there are no adaptations to meet their needs
    • Society may assume that all individuals with autism have the same difficulties resulting in particular needs not being met
    • Society may consider that an individual with autism is being unusual or rude, which can lead to confrontation or avoidance

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