Autism and Health 

Supporting autistic people to access their health and well-being services

In 2022, Autism Hampshire was part of a project to help autistic adults get the best out of their healthcare services and community. 

Below is a range of resources and information which we hope will continue to be useful for autistic adults across Hampshire and further afield. 

What support is available?

We worked in tandem with GP practices to provide better support for autistic adults through a number of practical measures:

  • Stubbington Medical Practice (including those patients registered at Lockswood and Brook Lane)
  • The Willow Group (Gosport)
  • Homewell Medical Practice (Havant)

Autistic people are now able to:

  • Watch virtual tours of the medical site online before they attend their appointment
  • View or read online profiles of the staff and doctors
  • Access easy-read information about medical procedures via Autism Hampshire website

Medical sites are also encouraged to provide a quiet waiting room with minimal sensory distractions to lessen anxiety.

Where can I watch videos?

Current videos explain what people should at expect in the following situations:

  • At an annual health check
  • During a blood test
  • Exercise on Referral Scheme

A full playlist of the videos can be viewed on YouTube by clicking here.

A range of walk through videos were also created as part of the project for the GP practices and leisure centres. They can all be viewed here:

Easy Read Information Resources 

Below is a range of easy ready information and resources. Click to download.

About Autism and Health X-Ray Covid-19 Blood Tests Flu Vaccination CT Scan MRI Scan Smear Test Screening Breast Screening Annual Health Check

Covid-19 Vaccination Champions

Supporting autistic people to access Covid-19 vaccination. Click here to find out more.



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