Autism: a booklet for adults, partners, friends, family members and carers

We have produced a patient version of SIGN 145: Assessment, diagnosis and interventions for autism spectrum disorders for adults who may be going through diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder or who have already been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

Patient versions of guidelines are documents that translate evidence based recommendations, and their rationales, originally produced for professionals into a form that is more easily understood and used by patients, carers and the public.

The booklet for adults explains the recommendations in the guideline about diagnosis and the approaches that can help after diagnosis.  It gives information about the care people are likely to get and can expect. 
The booklet will also be of interest to partners, friends, family, carers and employers. 

Patient versions of the guideline for parents and carers and young people will be available in January/February 2017.