In March 2010 the Department of Health published Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives: The strategy for adults with autism in England.
One of the key themes of the strategy is to enable local partners to plan and develop appropriate services for adults with autism to meet identified needs and priorities. One of the tasks of the Improving Health & Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory, commissioned by the Department of Health, is to support this strategy by developing estimates of the prevalence of autism among adults with learning disabilities in England.
We approached this task by first reviewing the existing scientific literature that addresses:
We then applied prevalence estimates derived from these literatures to estimate the number of adults with learning disabilities in England.
We have produced a report which summarises our findings
Report on the prevalence of autism among adults with learning disabilities and the prevalence of learning disabilities among children with autism.
|The Estimated Prevalence of Autism among Adults with Learning Disabilities in England|
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