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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 ⇒ 2.4 Describe ways of helping an individual and/or their parent/carer/siblings/partner to understand their autistic spectrum condition.

2.4 Describe ways of helping an individual and/or their parent/carer/siblings/partner to understand their autistic spectrum condition.

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: 2.4 Describe ways of helping an individual and/or their parent/carer/siblings/partner to understand their autistic spectrum condition.

  • Ways in which an individual or their family can be helped to understand their autistic spectrum condition include:
    • Being clear that there is no cure
    • Presenting information in a way that meets their unique communication and data-processing needs
    • Explaining that it is a spectrum condition and can affect different people in different ways
    • Provision of resources, such as leaflets, books and websites
    • Highlighting strengths as well as areas where support may be needed

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