Useful autism resources and training
Ambitious about Autism
- Training and consultancy, specifically geared around children and young people
- Understanding You, Discovering You. An online peer support course for autistic young people aged 16-25
- Autism and Neurodiversity Toolkit for government departments, produced by Department for Work and Pensions, in partnership with the Autism Alliance UK and the Autism Task Group
- It is for staff from all government departments and helps them better understand how they can support autistic people and associated Neuro-Diverse conditions
- They have also developed a Disability Passport, ‘About Me’, that aims to support disabled claimants to safely disclose their disability or health condition to their Jobcentre Plus Work-Coach / Adviser with the aim of improving communication and ensuring appropriate, reasonable adjustments are identified and put in place at the earliest opportunity
- David Gill’s story can be found on the Patient Voices website.
Learning Curve Group
National Autistic Society
- The National Autistic Society website lots of information about autism.
- Its website has a dedicated section to professionals working in education, health, social care, recruitment and criminal justice.
- The NAS has developed tips for mental health professionals to help autistic people transition between services:
- The NAS has webpages and links to external resources dedicated to GPs, Dentists Eye Care and a course about eating challenges
- The charity also has a large number of training courses, including online modules
- ‘Ask Autism’, a series of online modules developed by autistic people
- My Hospital Passport, a resource for autistic people who might need hospital treatment
National Development Team for Inclusion
- 10 sensory recommendations for sensory friendly environments – “It’s Not Rocket Science”
- A worldwide network of autism professionals, run by the National Autistic Society
- Autism guide
- Autism and the NHS Long Term Plan
- Our guide to help staff support people with access needs, including a guide for GP practice staff to support autistic people:
Prison Reform Trust and Rethink
Royal College General Practitioners
- Autism was selected as a clinical priority for a three year period, from 2014:
- They produced a range of content, including the Autistic Spectrum Disorders toolkit, a ‘one stop shop guide for primary care professionals, ICBs, people affected by autism, as well as interested members of the general public’
- The page also includes autism awareness presentations for use by GPs and practice staff in their own surgeries and links to a range of policy and guidance.
- The RCGP also have an online course to help GPs improve support for people on the autism spectrum.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
- Autism and Asperger’s syndrome: information for parents, carers and anyone who works with young people
Social Care Institute for Excellence
- These two videos look at the techniques and skills that care workers and social workers need to support autistic people and help them achieve their goals.
- SCIE’s Guide: Improving Access to Social Care for Adults with Autism looks at how social care services can improve access to adults with autism.
Speak up Rotherham
Tees, Esk and Wear Valley NHS Trust
The Autism Alliance
- The Autism and CAMHS Toolkit for families, carers and professionals, which provides advice and guidance to support the access of autistic children to community CAMHS
University of Oxford
- Health talk lets you share in other people’s experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.