Why don’t you try? : Try different ways of encouraging your autistic loved one to accept medical help
Mencap have created an easy read guide that you and your loved one can look through together, to explain the importance of letting medical professionals know about their autism diagnosis and accepting help and support.
From Mencap’s Don’t Miss Out leaflet
Contact your loved one’s medical team, such as their GP – they will know how to support your loved one and can advise you on what to do.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Communicate with your loved one in their preferred method of communication about what the help will be., Work with the professional to gradually introduce the help so it isn’t too overwhelming., Introduce the professional in a familiar surrounding such as a favourite cafe so they become aware of who they are., Spend time trying to identify what the barriers to the help/support is, then work with the professional to try and overcome or work around them.,
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