This page is for you to keep updated about what’s happening around autism related training, resources and related work in Midlothian.

Lynne Grant (Additional Support for Learning, Midlothian Council) and Morag Burns (Speech and Language Therapy, NHS) are chairing this group.

Here’s an update from them, contact details below.

The Scottish Autism Stratgey made a recommendation that each local authority should make a plan for training.

This subgroup has been looking to devlop a tiered approach to training in Autism in line with NHS Education for Scotland Autism training Frameowrk: Optimising Outcomes.

The group has identified 4 skill levels in line with this:

Level 1- Autism Informed

Level 2- Autism Skilled

Level 3- Autism Enhanced

Level 4- Autism Expertise

The aim is that all council health and colintary secrtor staff will be matched to a training level in order to develop their knowledge, skills and practice in relation to Autism.

As a first step, the group had developed a Survey Monkey which will be sent to all public sector workers and parner agencies linked to Midlothian. Information gathered from this survey will be used to plan how training will be delivered.

Morag Burns



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