We wanted to understand three key things: What did people expect from the service? What in reality was their experience? How in their view, could their experience have been improved?
What did we find out?
- 80% of parents told us that they hadn’t received any support.
- Parents talked to us about the lack of support in schools.
- There is much confusion regarding the referral process, and parents were unsure who to speak to regarding a referral.
- Over half of the young people we spoke to felt that they didn’t get enough information at the time of their diagnosis.
This is only a few of the many things we found out, thanks to over 130 people sharing their experience.
Read more in our report and get a better taste of the reality of Autism for families in Kent.
If you require more detail, we have a longer reports which details our work in more depth should you need it.