Access Health Autism
Healthcare Solutions created with you, not for you.
Welcome to a new Cultural Liaison service - spanning the divide between the Healthcare System and the Autistic Community.
Support that Seeks to Bridge the Understanding Gap
Autistic healthcare professionals sharing knowledge and providing support for peers – Access Health Autism is the source for autistic cultural liaison in healthcare.
Acting as an interface service between patients and their carers and healthcare professionals, we can facilitate better communication and understanding between people at stressful times, and aim to improve health outcomes and client satisfaction with mainstream health services.
While our core business is in autism, support for accessing healthcare for people with other conditions affecting interpersonal communication can also be arranged.
Assessment and recommendations for safe and supported medical care
Many autistic people find that interactions with the healthcare system can be stressful and traumatic. Complex communication and expectations, sensory overwhelm, combined with the experience of being unwell can create conditions that lead to anxiety, and possibly shutdown or meltdown.
Access Health Autism offers a personal assessment of your specific stressors, give recommendations for reducing these. We will also suggest accommodations that healthcare facilities can provide to reduce sensory stress, communicate more clearly, and deliver safer and more effective health outcomes.
Contact us today and see how we can help you.
A Tailored Approach to Education
At Access Health Autism, we provide in-service education and training in autism care to meet your staff’s needs.
As understanding and therefore diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders increases, health care staff need to be aware of the issues this condition can create, and ways to provide realistic and achievable accommodations to reduce stress on both patients and staff.
Providing insight into common issues and the lived experience of autism, and offering strategies to improve the experience of autistic patients and staff, training can be tailored to the setting and the audience.