“Legislation, policy and research related to housing for individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and challenging behaviour” – briefing from College of Occupational Therapists. Published June 2014 and available to download (by BAOT members) from COT website.
Despite an increased prevalence of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) (Elsabbagh et al 2012) and a better understanding of challenging behaviour itself (Royal College of Psychiatrists et al 2007) there remains a lack of specific evidence-based guidance for occupational therapists in this field. This briefing identifies other published material which may be useful, focusing on the home environment. It will also be of helpful to managers, commissioners and other professionals working in the housing sector.