5. Reasonable adjustment duty
The reasonable adjustment duty means that organisations have to take positive steps to make sure that disabled people can fully participate in all circumstances so that they are not disadvantaged in any way.
In April 2017, the Greater Manchester Autism Consortium (GMAC) Project began developing guides that set out reasonable adjustments for autistic people in different settings.
The guides were put together between April 2017 and July 2017, from three workshops. The workshops were attended by a mix of autistic adults, family members or supporters of autistic children and adults and practitioners.
These guides are in no way meant to be considered exhaustive, nor to imply that all autistic adults need the same adjustments. Every autistic individual is different and services should ask individuals what adjustments would help them. However, the guides highlight the sort of issues that autistic people may experience in the settings we have chosen in line with statutory guidance.
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