Who Am I? …Autism

  • Around 164,000 or 0.7% of Australians are affected by this condition
  • Despite being a lifelong condition, 83% are currently aged under 25, which is at least partially due to increased awareness
  • Males are four times more likely to have this condition than females
  • Services commonly accessed by people with this condition include community support to live in a non-institutional setting, employment services and respite care
Home Care, Caregivers, ASD, Autism Support, Autism

Have you guessed? Do you know someone with this condition?

The answer? … I am autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – a lifelong developmental disorder. Symptoms of

ASD include difficulties with social interaction, impaired communication skills, repetitive behaviours and sensory sensitivities.

Between 1994 and 2013 what we now think of as ASD was split into three separate conditions – Asperger’s syndrome, autistic disorder and pervasive development disorder. With the release of the fifth edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), autism spectrum disorder became the umbrella term with three levels of severity.

Diagnosis of ASD can happen at any age, but early detection in toddlers may be possible through the observation of symptoms such as speech delays, limited interest in faces or eye contact and a lack of interest in other children or imaginative play. La Trobe University and Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre have created a successful smartphone app, ASDetect, which can aid in early diagnosis.

For adults, a diagnosis of ASD may bring considerable relief as it can explain and lead to support for difficulties with forming relationships and social settings such as the workplace.

For more information about autism spectrum disorder, go to: www.autismawareness.com.au

InPlace Care is a company that is committed to supporting all people with all needs

Many of our fantastic Carers have training to best deal with clients with ASD, if you need someone to help, Sign Up and search for a trained carer or nurse.

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WHAT WE HAVE DONE

  • Keeping our Carer community up to date with regular updates and new clinical operational procedures relevant for the best protection of their clients and themselves
  • Refreshed our Training documents for Hand Hygiene to recognize the COVID-19 recommendations
  • Continued our administration services and functions by supporting staff to work remotely, as well as other options that best suit individual staff circumstances.

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  • Keeping the InPlace Care community up to date with clinical advice that best support good practice in the provision of Home Care services
  • Implementing measures to mitigate an outbreak, including measures around health, hygiene, and general wellbeing of the community.
    Continuing to plan for potential scenarios and impacts to ensure the safety of our clients and carers.

The Inplace Care worker visiting your home is taking the necessary measures to ensure you say safe.
This includes following advice from Australia’s Chief Medical Officer about when to use equipment such as masks, gloves, aprons or gowns, and protective eyewear.
Most importantly, look after yourself and keep safe.

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The program will run for 4 weeks in February 2021.
The promotional FOC Care is only redeemable for new Clients that register and receive Care in February 2021.