The autism community in Buckinghamshire is growing as diagnostic services become more accessible, via GP referrals. Please let Autism Bucks know how you consider the Buckinghamshire can best serve and support the autism community. Get in touch via our Contact Page.
Relevant links for research and building awareness & understanding of the autistic condition:
Report reveals: around that 70 per cent of autistic adults are dissatisfied with the way police treat them.
Source: “The Journal of autism and developmental disorders”
Click on the article below from the online version of ‘Police Professional’ to access in larger format:
(see below under useful links: ‘The National Police Autism Association’).
- Mental Capacity Act 2005 in practice (source: Department of Health – DOH – October 2015)
- A CPD curriculum guide for social workers (source: DOH – October 2015)
- The National Autistic Society, (NAS)
- The National Police Autism Association (an independent body supporting UK police officers and staff affected – personally or, as carers for family members)
- Autism Oxford
- Ambitious About Autism
- Autism Research Centre (Simon Baron-Cohen)
- Information for GPs, (NAS)
- The Autism Research Trust
- Medical Comorbidities in ASD (for healthcare professional and policy makers)
- Network Autism (where professionals connect)
As an autism professional, working with Buckinghamshire service users, we would like to know your views. This will help shape future services and facilities. Thames Valley Police and the Department for Work and Pensions, to name but two local organisations, have benefited from dedicated Autism training and are aware that people with autism have their own, individual profiles and needs.
Autism awareness is growing daily, let Autism Bucks grow too!
Skills for Care:
“Skills for Care have produced information on the skills that staff require to work with people with autism for personal assistants and anyone carrying out assessments.”
“Improving access to social care for adults with autism”
Published: January 2017 http://www.scie.org.uk/autism
For more information with regards to professionals, click the following links: