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:
Support for adult social care staff
In partnership with the British Association of Social Workers, The NAS have put together a step-by-step guide to help social care staff prepare for and deliver assessments for autistic adults.
With greater understanding of the way autism affects each person differently, assessors can make sure that support and resources are directed in the most cost-effective and appropriate way. The guide is available in two versions: English and English/Welsh (bilingual)
Supporting people living with autism spectrum disorder and mental health problems.
For support. People with ASC and their families and carers are a hidden minority, some actually ‘falling through’ local services and failing to receive any service, or getting an inappropriate … 1We include NHS authorities and trusts in the term ‘local authorities’. …. the transition to adulthood will be commissioned each year
[PDF]Supporting adults with autism – The National Autistic Society
Social care Institute for Excellence
What is autism? easy read.
Autism: Improving access to social care for adults. This guide helps people in the health and social care sector who work with adults with autism to increase their knowledge and understanding of autism and improve access to social care services.
Films on social care issues, from the perspectives of professionals and people using services. Ideal for training
This guide helps people in the health and social care sector who work with adults with autism to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding
The Department of Health
The Department of Health commissioned The College of Social Work to produce this learning resource for social workers who work with adults who have autism, their carers and families. It can be used in conjunction with the curriculum guide for social workers who work with adults who have autism.