Social Work and Autistic Young People: An Exploratory Study

Social Work Practice - autistic young adults and their families

“A spectrum of opportunity.”

The UK government has published a new study by the Chief Social Workers for Adults and the Chief Social Worker for Children and Families to improve the quality of autistic people’s lives and social work practice.

This study was conducted to give us a better understanding and oversight of three key areas in the context of social work practice with autistic people:

  • How responsive social workers were to the needs of young adults and their families.
  • What barriers there were to enable more effective interventions.
  • How things could be done differently to improve outcomes.

The study offers a series of insights and recommendations to improve the experiences and outcomes of autistic young people and their families.

You can read the study in full here.