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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

AbilityNet

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

Whistleblowing helpline

The whistleblowing helpline is an independent, confidential, free phone service for staff and organisations working within the NHS and social care sector. It is provided by Mencap and commissioned by the Department of Health. Read more »

Care Focus Somerset

Care Focus Somerset is a not-for-profit company and supports the Social Care sector (Adults, LD, Children’s, Supporting People) with Workforce Planning and Development. Read more »

Schools Report 2012

Ambitious about Autism has brought together a range of key statistics that illustrate how schools are performing for children and young people with autism in 2012. Read more »

Autism skills and knowledge list

The list, developed jointly by Skills for Care, Skills for Health and the National Autistic Society, enables individual workers, or services and teams, to work out whether they have the knowledge and skills needed to provide a good service to people who have autism. Read more »

Tourette Syndrome: Key facts for teachers

Tourettes affects the person with the condition much more than it affects those around them. This leaflet provides key fact about Tourettes Syndrome to help teachers better understand what the condition is like for them. Read more »

My own place

This report provides practical tools and advice to help young people with disabilities and their families have good information and be supported to plan so that they have equal access to housing opportunities. Read more »

Shaping Children’s Services Together

This resport advocates a collaborative approach between local authorities and parents based on mutual respect, trust and empathy because it’s been proven that effective partnership working produces a win-win situation for parents and local authorities. Read more »