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The aim of these pages is to support professionals with autism awareness and strategies which will enable you to further support the people you are working with.
Should you require further information, advice, guidance or support please contact our Information, Advice & Guidance Service at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has identified Autistic Spectrum Disorder as a Clinical Priority. It aims to develop and implement a strategy for primary care. Through the work of the Clinical Champion, the College will work with partners in promoting models of best practice and pathways of care and will develop learning and educational resources.
The College has published an Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) position statement, which aims to present a set of recommendations about how primary care can be supported to increase awareness of possible presentations and diagnoses of ASD, allow equitable access to healthcare for those on the autistic spectrum, and recognise that different consultations skills for those with autism are required.
GPs need to be aware of certain adaptations required when engaging with a patient who has autism so they can have the best health outcomes. the College has produced an Autistic Spectrum Disorders toolkit: a 'one stop shop', user-friendly guide to autism for primary care professionals, people affected by autism, clinical commissioning groups, as well as interested members of the general public.
The Autism in General Practice course enables GPs to improve the care they and their practice provide for patients with autism. Using video clips of real patients and carers recounting their experiences, this course helps to understand the challenges that autistic people face on a daily basis. elearning.rcgp.org.uk
The Royal College of Psychiatrists aims to engage in expanding knowledge about the psychiatry of learning disability and autism. If you encounter any difficulties opening these links, please contact the Royal College of Psychiatrists on
Tel: 02072 352351.
Raising knowledge and understanding of autism is vital for breaking down misconceptions and to ensure that autistic people are treated fairly. This is important on both an individual and corporate level. We work with other service providers and employers to provide them with the information and tools that will enable them to make simple adjustments to accommodate difference for the people they support or employ.
Teresa - Training & Practice Development Manager
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