Autism is a lifelong condition. It is a spectrum disorder, which means that everyone who has autism experiences it differently and is affected in different ways. All autistic people share certain difficulties around social communication, social interaction and social imagination. However, they will often experience very individual sensory difficulties. These can include over/under-sensitivity to sounds, touch, tastes, smells, light, or colours.
Many autistic people may never come to the attention of services because they have learned strategies to overcome any difficulties and are able to live independent lives. However, autistic people are more likely to experience higher levels of stress and an increased likelihood of mental health issues. Some autistic people may also have learning disabilities or other conditions.
Lincolnshire local information hub
The local information hub is hosted by the Lincolnshire Autistic Society, they have developed the site to be an information hub for anyone looking for information and support about Autism.
The society is dedicated to building awareness and understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders [ASD] (and conditions related to Autism) in order to improve the quality of life and outcomes for children and adults, their parents and carers living with ASD.
Services available with an Adult Care Assessment
Any support or services you may be eligible for will depend on the outcome of your Adult Care assessment. This will establish if you have any eligible care and support needs. A formal diagnosis of autism will not necessarily indicate your eligibility to receive services.
Support that may be available can include:
- information and advice
- help to live in your home and support to access your local community
- day opportunities
- respite care
- community supported living or residential care
- specialist therapy services