We recommend that professionals working with individuals with Autism and their families consult the excellent online learning resource developed by NHS Education Scotland.
The resource will provide information about Autism, what reasonable adjustments to consultation can help people with autism being at ease, resources available, and references.
Learning Resource on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) For General Practioners and Primary Care Practioners
We also invite you to consult our Local Autism Directory to learn more about the services and support available locally.
There are also a range of Autism books you can have access to at your local library, over 130 different titles are available.
Additional useful resources
The Autism Toolbox: An Autism Resource for Scottish Schools, 2009
The Autism Toolbox is designed to support Education Authorities, Schools and Pre-schools in the delivery of service and planning for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/278458/0083689.pdf
SIGN Guideline 98: Assessment, diagnosis and clinical interventions for children and young people with autism spectrum disorders, 2007
The guideline applies to children and young people up to the age of 18, which may include the period of transition from childhood to adult services. Sometimes the evidence and any consequent recommendations are age specific. This guideline focuses on assessment, diagnosis and clinical interventions for ASD. It considers the evidence for joint working and consultation with children and young people, and with parents and carers. It also considers the evidence for how multidisciplinary and multiagency working can best address the needs of individuals with ASD at all levels of provision.
NICE guidelines on autism
NICE quality standards describe high-priority areas for quality improvement in a defined care or service area. Each standard consists of a prioritised set of specific, concise and measurable statements. They draw on existing guidance, which provides an underpinning, comprehensive set of recommendations, and are designed to support the measurement of improvement. This quality standard covers autism in children, young people and adults, including both health and social care services.