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