We have produced a new smartphone app, Understanding Autism, in partnership with Scottish Autism, Autism Network Scotland and The Richmond Fellowship Scotland.
The app provides introductory information about six key aspects of supporting autistic people. You will find it particularly useful if you do not work in a dedicated autism service but want to develop your understanding about how to support people who are autistic.
You can use the app as a reference resource. It gives you short, focused pieces of information along with short videos for easy understanding on the following topics.
- What makes a good support worker
- Recognising strengths
- Environments and the senses
- Supporting transitions
- Stress and coping
It also includes links and suggestions of where you can find more information.
We would like to thank Christine Collingwood, Autism Network Scotland, Joanna Panese, Scottish Autism and Frank Slokan, The Richmond Fellowship Scotland for writing the content and providing advice and guidance. We would also like to thank Alison Johnson, a support worker with Scottish Autism and Neil Barbour, an intern with Autism Network Scotland for their contributions to the videos, which are key part of the app.