Learning disability and autism: best practice tips
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Learning disability and autism: best practice tips

Allie Anderson Health journalist

Advice for non-specialist nurses on adapting practice for people with a learning disability and autistic people

About 2.5% of the population in England has a learning disability, while latest estimates suggest that as many as 1.2 million people are autistic. People with learning disabilities and/or autism face health inequalities throughout their lives and often have complex needs. Nurses in all settings will provide care for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who will have a range of needs.

Nursing Management. 31, 1, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nm.31.1.12.s5

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