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The Department of Health funded a series of on-line training resources and booklets to increase awareness and understanding of autism across all public services.
The organisations below used this funding to produce a range of quality materials to enable frontline staff to better recognise and respond more effectively to the needs of adults with autism.
These links are available as free downloads for all healthcare professionals that may come into contact with people who have autism, highlighting key issues to consider.
The National Autistic Society website provides increased awareness and understanding of autism. It also details some of the examples of autism awareness training that currently exist.
The Society has developed three e-learning modules on autism, which appeal to a range of learners by delivering knowledge and understanding from introductory to specialised levels. Two modules are freely available to both members and non-members of the BPS and the third is aimed principally at psychologists and all professionals working in this field.
The Autism in General Practice course enables you to improve the care you and your practice provide for patients with Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC).
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Skills for Care and Skills for Health have developed a framework to guide the delivery of autism training for the mainstream health and social care workforces.
This link looks at the techniques and skills that care workers and social workers need to support people with autism and help them achieve their goals.
The Healthtalkonline website lets you share in other people's experiences of health and illness. This information is based on qualitative research into patient experiences led by experts at the University of Oxford.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists aims to engage in expanding knowledge about the psychiatry of learning disability and autism.
If you encounter difficulties opening this link, please contact the Royal College of Psychiatrists on Tel: 020 7235 2351
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has published two clinical guidelines on the diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorders, including Aspergers syndrome.
Children and young people: Recognition, referral and diagnosis of autism spectrum spectrum disorders in children and young people - www.nice.org.uk/CG128
Adults: Recognition, referral, diagnosis and management of autism spectrum disorders in adults - www.nice.org.uk/CG142