Resources for Professionals

Accessible services and appointments guide

Many autistic people are shut-out of services and don't 'show' to appointments because they are inaccessible. This means that, in the worst case, unfortunately a much higher proporation of autistic people's first access to healthcare, or mental health care is an emergency and sometimes a life-threatening or ending situation. In the best case, autistic people aren't able to access everyday services and support for jobfinding and careers, leisure, accomodation and education amoung others.


We recommend that whatever service or support you provide, whether on-site or virtually, you always inform and encourage people that they can talk about any adjustments that you may be able to make with yourself or a named contact (by email and phone or video call).


Providing good visual supporting information about yourself, your service, process or support in clear written and visual form, using plain language and infographics, pictures, photographs or video clips, so that autistic people will know better what to expect and when they may need to ask for an adjustment, is best practice.

See an example of good visual supporting information about yourself here: