www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk
Twitter: @Autism_Network
Network History
• Autism Network Scotland (ANS) is part of the
National Centre for Autism Studies, within
Strathclyde Univ...
Key themes from audit:
-gaps in service provision, particularly at key
points of transition.
-a general lack of adult serv...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
• 2011: Public Health Minister commits to
investing £13.4 millio...
• To be a hub of impartial and reliable information
about autism services across Scotland.
• To signpost professionals, in...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
• Survey sent out via email link and
link post...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Who responded?
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Areas of interest for respondents:
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Who takes the lead?
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
• 40% of respondents stated that
parents or individuals on the
s...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Key themes include:
Knowledge and awareness
...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
 Legislation and legal rights of people with ...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Need for:
Better information re: care pathway...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Education
Parental input into transition plan...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Employment
Need for
Better career support for...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Additional comments.
Key themes include:
No c...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
Across the life span
Puberty.
Being single t...
www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
Transition Survey
What happens next?
Targeted information gathe...
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Autism Network Scotland - Transition Forum friday 21.6.2013

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Presentation carried out by the Autism Network Scotland looking into some of the early research they have carried out at their learning event in Glasgow for young people with Autism in Transition in Scotland. The work was carried out with Strathclyde University and was presented at the Scottish Transition Forum Scotland ( www.scottishtransitions.org.uk)

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  • Autism Network Scotland - Transition Forum friday 21.6.2013

    1. 1. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
    2. 2. Network History • Autism Network Scotland (ANS) is part of the National Centre for Autism Studies, within Strathclyde University. • The network began as Scottish Autism Services Network in 2005. • Project was set up to: - review local service provision - determine gaps - begin to develop locally linked professional networks, throughout Scotland. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
    3. 3. Key themes from audit: -gaps in service provision, particularly at key points of transition. -a general lack of adult services and support. -the need for clear information for individuals, families and carers and professionals. -the need for a good knowledge base for professionals. -need for more effective multi-agency working. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
    4. 4. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network • 2011: Public Health Minister commits to investing £13.4 million in the Scottish Government and COSLA's new autism strategy over the next four years. • Autism Network Scotland funded until 2015 to support the implementation of range of recommendations. Scottish Strategy for Autism
    5. 5. • To be a hub of impartial and reliable information about autism services across Scotland. • To signpost professionals, individuals on the autism spectrum and their families and carers to the range of services available at both a local and national level. • To facilitate professional networks across Scotland to support knowledge exchange and promote awareness of autism. • To develop networking opportunities for individuals on the autism spectrum. Autism Network Scotland Aims include: www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network
    6. 6. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey • Survey sent out via email link and link posted on website • 498 people opened the email invitation sent out and 206 took the survey (41.37%). • 211 people accessed the survey through other means – from our website or via a Twitter link to the survey • Total of 417 respondents
    7. 7. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Who responded?
    8. 8. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Areas of interest for respondents:
    9. 9. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Who takes the lead?
    10. 10. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network • 40% of respondents stated that parents or individuals on the spectrum should be responsible for planning their own transitions. Transition Survey
    11. 11. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey
    12. 12. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey
    13. 13. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Key themes include: Knowledge and awareness Collaborative working Transition in education Transition from home to school/work Transition into employment Transition across life span
    14. 14. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey  Legislation and legal rights of people with autism.  Knowledge and awareness about autism.  Access to funding, resources, support and services.  Transition plans, practical solutions and ways of effectively including people with autism.  Appropriate, on-going support post transition Knowledge and awareness
    15. 15. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Need for: Better information re: care pathways More effective use of multi-agency pathways. More opportunities to learn from practitioners working in Transition across Scotland. Clearer points of contact/lead professional Improved inter-agency working. Shared models of good transition for specific points of transition. Cross collaboration
    16. 16. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Education Parental input into transition plans Earlier start to planning. Support for parents when deciding on school placements. Communication between school staff and family Awareness re: autism and other barriers to learning (dyslexia/ADHD). Supporting learning and coping with exams/post exam time. Practical solutions and training.
    17. 17. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Employment Need for Better career support for entry into specialised employment opportunities. More information on career pathways. ‘Work place’ training for young people with autism.  More information about legislation, funding opportunities. Lower expectations from families (practitioner response.
    18. 18. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Additional comments. Key themes include: No comprehensive services directory. Too much focus on theoretically positive outcomes instead of destinations. Lack of shared understanding. Lack of clear transition strategy or ASD specific awareness. Problems persuading agencies to commit to funding packages. Crisis intervention prioritised over prevention.
    19. 19. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey Across the life span Puberty. Being single to being in a relationship. Socialising with new peers. Bridging the retirement gap. Learning to be independent. Housing benefits and legislation. Child to adult mental health services.
    20. 20. www.autismnetworkscotland.org.uk Twitter: @Autism_Network Transition Survey What happens next? Targeted information gathering. Focused learning events providing information re: projects, legislation and practical advice. Feedback to the Scottish Government. Consultation with Transition networks. Information re: ‘life transitions’ (puberty/marriage). Consultation with autism networks (An Ordinary Life)

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