USEFUL DOCUMENTS

HEALTH PASSPORT A Health Passport is a document that contains important information to help health professionals understand the needs and preferences of their clients. It is particularly important when a form of communication other than speaking is used, but can be...

What is the deal with Autism and health?

Let me set the scene: It’s 7pm in the Emergency Department, and a young woman approaches the triage desk complaining of non-specific chest and back pain. She seems confused, dazed, reluctant for a physical assessment, She won’t meet the nurse’s eyes when asked about...

What can I expect at the assessment appointment?

The role of Access Health Autism is to explore with you the things that make healthcare access difficult, frustrating or distressing for you, and to try to find solutions. The clinical nurse consultant who will meet with you is both autistic themselves, and a health...

What is Access Health Autism?

Accessing healthcare services can be frustrating, confusing, or even traumatic when you’re autistic.  Sensory sensitivity, complexities in communication, and previous history of interactions with medical and other healthcare professionals can make the experience...