National Disability Authority autism guidance for local authority housing officers and justice professionals
This short, practical guide was developed in consultation with a range of stakeholders as it was recognised that there was a need for guidance to support understanding of autism in the justice sector. The guide provides background information about autism spectrum disorders and aims to assist those working in the civil and criminal justice system, on how to communicate with and support people who have autism. This includes public service officials such as An Garda Síochána, the Courts Service, the judiciary, the Prison Service, the Probation Service and members of the legal profession such as solicitors and barristers.
This guide provides background information about autism and aims to assist those working in the housing-related areas of local authorities to understand autism in order to best support people who may be applying for housing, and in considering their housing needs. The guidance aims to be a useful and practical resource for housing officers who may come into contact with people with autism and/or their families applying for social housing or for any of the various grants available through local authorities.