Ask autism online training

The Ask autism online training suite published by the National Autistic Society has been developed and delivered by people on the autism spectrum. It provides an ‘insiders’ perspective of autism to give you a unique understanding of how people on the autism spectrum would like to be understood and supported. Read more »

Autism: Receiving and understanding a diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of autism can be difficult and confusing for young people and their families. In this DVD, produced by the Autism Education Trust (AET), a group of young people on the autism spectrum share their experiences of receiving a diagnosis. Read more »

Front-line Leaders programme

The National Skills Academy for Social Care runs this programme, which helps front-line workers to develop leadership skills to drive innovation and service improvement. There are two new cohorts of this programme taking place from November. Read more »


Sibs is the only UK charity representing the needs of siblings of disabled people. Read more »

Autistic intelligence

Autistic intelligence is a loosely affiliated not-for-profit educational social enterprise comprised of worldwide experts in aspects of autism dedicated to a global recognition and accommodation of autistic intelligence. Read more »

Weston Bay

A new and bespoke residential training facility for people on the autism spectrum has now been opened by Weston College, the first of its kind in the UK. Read more »

The Bridge

The Bridge is a major provider of professional development in the UK in the field of education, both special and mainstream, holding a reputation particularly in the fields of Learning Difficulties and Disabilities (LDD). Read more »

Learning Curve

Learning Curve, part of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, provides innovative training programmes for charities, social enterprises, education, private and voluntary organisations. Read more »

Lisa Masters, training provider

Lisa Masters provides training which helps learners to understand the ‘what is’ with the crucial ‘how to’ support and work with older teenagers and adults with Asperger syndrome/autism spectrum disorders. Read more »


Brainwave provides therapy for children with developmental delay whether caused by cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, genetic disorder or brain injury. Read more »

Our Lives in Your Hands

Our Lives in Your Hands tells the stories of nine families affected by autism. The report sets out the families stories and highlights how the reforms proposed in the Children and Families Bill will impact them. Read more »

Somerset Parent Carer Forum

This Forum is for parent carers and carers of children who have additional needs and/or disabilities. The Forum will get your voice heard by the decision makers in the local authority. Read more »

Adult safeguarding elearning

The adult safeguarding elearning resource produced by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) demonstrates how safeguarding issues can develop and ways of dealing with them. Read more »

Autistic specialist training course

Matt Trerise, a specialist trainer who has 10 years of experience in supporting people with autism. He offers a one day course aimed at professionals and carers supporting people with autistic spectrum conditions and aims to increase participants practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of autistic spectrum conditions. Read more »


AbilityNet exists to change lives of disabled people, to help them achieve everything they can at work, at home or in education. Read more »

Free local training for parents

Family Rights Training, on behalf of The National Autistic Society, has several places left for its February event. Parent sessions will provide information about you and your child’s rights and entitlements in three key areas: education, welfare (benefits) community care. Sessions are available to all parents who have a child with an Autistic spectrum disorder.

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A service for young people with Social Difficulties including Communication, Learning Difficulties, Vulnerability in the Community and / or ASD. Read more »

Managing Anxiety

This training workshop delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for problems such as generalised anxiety, panic disorder and phobias. Read more »

Managing Depression

This training workshop delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides training in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for low mood and depression. Read more »

Introduction to CBT

This training workshop delivered by the Royal College of Psychiatrists provides an introduction to the principles and practice of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT). Read more »

3D Sensory Centre news

3dimensions aim to broaden horizons and awareness through support, information and providing accessible play space for local carers and families affected by
Autism and other varying complex needs. Read more »