Autism Core Capabilities Framework consultation dates

Health Education England is developing a new autism "core capabilities framework" for health and care staff, and staff in organisations with public facing responsibilities. This framework will say what staff need to know and do, so that they have the right skills and knowledge to support autistic people properly. To help them do this they want to talk to autistic people, families, and staff who support them, and are running five focus groups in January 2019 (see dates below).

The PDA Society would like to encourage those with experience of living and working with the PDA profile to participate in these events to ensure that, as per the Government's recent autism strategy review announcement, there is 
improved understanding of autism and all its profiles, including recently identified forms such as pathological demand avoidance (PDA)
You can share what you feel staff need to know about the PDA profile and particularly what strategies are helpful (our keys to care one-pager is a useful summary).

To get involved, find out more and book your place here.
The sessions will be on:
14 January in Bristol
21 January in Sheffield
23 January in London
28 January in Sale near Manchester
29 January in Birmingham

If you are unable to attend a focus group in person, you can also register interest in taking part in the consultation via an online survey here

There are morning and afternoon sessions. The morning session (10.00-12.30) is for paid staff who support autistic people. These could be people who work in social care, health or any other public services who need to make their service more useful to autistic people. The afternoon session (13.15-15.45) is for people with lived experience of autism. This means autistic people and family and friends of people with autism. Some people might have lived experience and work in a role that supports autistic people – you can choose to attend one or both of the sessions.


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