NICE, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, has today published new guidelines for the treatment of autism in children and young people. “Autism – the management and support of children and young people on the autism spectrum” has been developed in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and is the culmination of a long period of public consultation.
The guideline includes the different ways that health and social care practitioners can provide support, treatment and help for children and young people with autism and their families and carers, from the early years right through to transition into young adulthood at 19. It states key priorities as:
- Full access to health and social care services, including mental health services, regardless of their intellectual ability or any coexisting diagnosis.
- Health and social care professionals working with children and young people with autism in any setting…
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