Learning Disability and Autism

Learning disability is typically diagnosed in childhood and affects people in different ways such as adapting behaviour to different situations and interacting with others.

Around 4 in 10 autistic people have a learning disability. Autism changes the way people communicate and experience the world around them.

Our Healthcare Support Workers are specialist trained to provide personalised care and support which enables individuals to learn, live and work as independently as possible. We have worked with the excellent team at the Additional Support Unit in Exeter.

Further information is available from: Mencap, Autistica, and the National Autistic Society.