Autism Assessment Guide from National Autistic Society

This autism assessment guide booklet from the National Autistic Society is for professionals who are involved in assessment and care planning for adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With greater understanding of the way ASD affects each person differently, assessors can make sure that support and resources are directed in the most cost-effective and appropriate way.


Communication people with learning disability and/or autism should expect

The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists have published ‘Five good communication standards: Reasonable adjustments to communication that individuals with learning disability and/or autism should expect in specialist hospital and residential settings’.

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NAS: New passport to individual autism support

The new Passport to individual autism support is a simple, at a glance document which explains the communication, sensory and support needs of the individual whom it belongs to.

The passport is designed to be carried by adults who find it difficult to explain their needs when in stressful situations, such as meetings and interviews.

Network for autism professionals

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The National Autistic Society has launched an online community for professionals, to give them a space to network, share and learn. Continue reading …

SCIE: Improving access to social care for adults with autism

28/06/2013 Autism

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This guide looks at how social care services can improve access to adults with autism. It is based on research that explores the barriers to services experienced by people with autism. It covers people with autism, whether or not they also have a learning disability. The guide suggests ways services can improve, identifying how best to meet the goals of the government’s autism strategy. Continue reading …

Autism skills and knowledge list launched

28/06/2013 Autism

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A  knowledge list to support social care and health service providers working with people with autism has been launched after extensive consultation across both sectors.

The autism skills and knowledge list has been developed jointly by Skills for Care, Skills for Health and the National Autistic Society after consultation with over two thousand people including health and social care professionals, commissioners and managers.

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Supporting people with autism through adulthood

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The National Audit Office has reported that Government departments and local health and social care organisations do not have enough information on numbers of adults with autism. They also lack a full understanding and awareness of the condition, limiting their ability to plan and deliver services effectively. Continue reading …

  • The Care Certificate Workbook Downloads

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  • Social Care TV - Free resource for learning in social care

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    Social Care TV is a large library of videos on social care, covering adults and young people services, it is run by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE).  It is free to access and focuses on the English care system but can used across the United Kingdom.  All the films on Social Care TV […]

  • CCTV in Care Homes - CQC Guidance

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    The CQC (Care Quality Commission) has produced guidance on using CCTV in Care Homes.  It sets out some of the key points that you need to consider when using hidden or visible surveillance.  The guide covers consent, safety, informing people and provides sources of support for you. Click here to download the PDF.

  • Dignity Action Day 2015 Resource Packs

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    The national Dignity in Care website has published updated their resource packs for Dignity Action Day 2015 which will be held on the 1st February 2015. The packs contain suggestions for events, activity resources and templates for newsletters. Click here to view the resource packs Click here for a list of events that will be […]