How to do a great assessment for someone who has autism

SCIE Social Care Online
Skills for Health
Publication date:
01 January 2015


A guide to help professionals who are carrying out assessments for people with autism. It provides a list of issues to consider when carrying out assessment for someone with autism, highlighting the importance of communication; looks at carrying out the assessment; and the attitudes, knowledge and skills that staff should possess in order to carry out an effective assessment. The guide was co-produced with people with autism, their carers and families, advocates and health and social care professionals.