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Information For Professionals


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’).

police professional article



Guidance Materials:

Useful links:

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!


Professional tab.

County Training Plan

Attached is the county training plan as part of the Think Autism Adult Autism Strategy here in Buckinghamshire we

have proceed our training plan. – to be put in the professional area.

Skills for Care have produced a booklet for staff thinking of becoming a personal assistant working with people with

autism – attached or link http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Topics/Autism/How-to- be-a- great-personal-

assistant-for- someone-with- autism.pdf to be put in the professional area.

Skills for Care have produced information on the skills that staff require to work with people with autism

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Topics/Autism/Implementing-the- autism-skills- and-knowledge- list-

through-staff- training-and- development.pdf and a copy attached. to be put in the professional area.

Carrying out an assessment for someone with autism.

Skills for Care and Skills for Health were asked by the Department of Health to work with people who

have autism and their families to co-produce a guide for people who carry out assessments – for

example; social workers, community care assessors, speech and language therapists, occupational

therapists and others, including those who assess people for benefit claims.

The guide is intended for people who already know how to carry out professional assessments but want to

know more about autism so they can make reasonable adjustments to their practice to ensure a client or

patient with autism gets the best intervention possible.

http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Documents/Topics/Autism/How-to- do-a- great-assessment- for-someone- with-autism.pdf

Improving access to social care for adults with autism

SCIE Guide 43

Published: October 2011

Review date: October 2014

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.


GP info sent on 06/09/2016


Cheryl Russell is a local lady with autism whose first book has been published.

Cheryl Russell, Lily of the Valley
Cheryl Russell, Lily of the Valley



For more information with regards to professionals, click the following links:

Autism and General Practice

Making the most of a visit to your GP

Top tips for Clinicians

Going to the Doctor