WHAT DO WE MEAN BY LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY LEARNING DISABILITY AND AUTISM

A learning disability describes people who take longer to learn and who may need support to develop new skills, understand complicated information and interact with other people

“Autism is a lifelong condition. Someone may have mild, moderate or severe autism, so it is sometimes referred to as a spectrum or autism spectrum disorder (ASD)”. Autism is not a learning disability but around half of those with autism may also have a learning disability.

LEARNING DISABILITY – WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

LEARNING DISABILITY – WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE A LEARNING DISABILITY IN THE WESTERN BAY TOTALS:

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

AUTISM – WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

AUTISM – WHO IS AFFECTED AND HOW?

THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ON THE AUTISTIC SPECTRUM IN THE UK TOTALS:

IN WESTERN BAY – PROJECTED NUMBER OF PEOPLE AGED 0-17 WITH ANY AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER

WESTERN BAY

2015

1209

2035

1197

ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE

-12

BRIDGEND

2015

338

2035

326

ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE

-12

NEATH PORT TALBOT

2015

327

2035

308

ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE

-19

SWANSEA

2015

544

2035

563

ABSOLUTE DIFFERENCE

+19

THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US THAT MATTER TO THEM

THINGS PEOPLE TOLD US THAT MATTER TO THEM

WHAT SUPPORT ARE THEY GETTING?

WHAT SUPPORT ARE THEY GETTING?

TOTAL NUMBER OF LEARNING DISABILITY CLIENTS AGED 18+ RECEIVING SERVICES

WESTERN BAY

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

NUMBER OF COMMUNITY PLACEMENTS IN THEIR OWN HOME FOR PERSONS (AGED 16+) WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY

WESTERN BAY

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

NUMBER OF LEARNING DISABILITY CLIENTS (AGED 18+) SUPPORTED IN THE COMMUNITY DURING THE YEAR

WESTERN BAY

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

NUMBER OF LEARNING DISABILITY CLIENTS (AGED 18+) RECEIVING RESPITE CARE DURING THE YEAR

WESTERN BAY

BRIDGEND

NEATH PORT TALBOT

SWANSEA

LIVING ARRANGEMENTS FOR ADULTS WITH A LEARNING DISABILITY – NUMBER OF CLIENTS AGED 18+

There are also acute assessment and special residential services for people with learning disabilities across the Western Bay Area.

The National Autistic Society Cymru provides a range of services and support to those living with Autism. In the Western Bay are residential services in the Neath area and two ‘daytime hubs’ at Glamorgan House in Neath and Mill Court in Swansea.

WHAT CHANGES DO WE NEED TO PLAN FOR?

WHAT CHANGES DO WE NEED TO PLAN FOR?

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