The report hightlights that:
- 94% of parents worry about the future of their child with autism
- 75% of adults with autism report that there is insufficient help for their difficulties
- One third of respondents had tried interventions they knew had no evidence base, demonstrating both the level of desperation and the lack of options currently available
- Across the board, parents and adults with autism wish that diagnosis had come sooner.
The report demonstrates that families and individuals with autism feel positive about medical research, with a significant percentage agreeing that there is a need for a greater scientific understanding of autism. The majority of people Autistica spoke to also wanted to participate in research. People felt that more medical research would make a positive difference to their lives.
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