VoiceAbility offers a range of free advocacy services. Professionals, family members or friends can make a referral or individuals can refer themselves. Click icon to find out about their services for people in Lincolnshire.
Early Support Care & Co-ordination (ESCO) aims to raise the standards of care for children and young people, aged 0-18 years, who have significant and complex needs and require targeted coordination of services. Click icon for their Family services directory page. It includes referral details. new
See our ESCO support page for more detail.
Autism strategy – government
As a guide, a TAC is required where two or more support services are involved. Click icon for Lincolnshire Council guidance for professionals.
Here is the TAC approach from the website established by Peter Limbrick, who developed this approach. updated
The National autistic society has produced a page aimed at sports coaches. It provides a basic guide to coaching someone with autism, setting things out clearly and simply. Click icon to see.
Once you have the general picture clear in your mind you might find a list of specific autistic characteristics and tips on how to make your sessions autism-friendly. See this UK coaching web page.
This cluster of pages is aimed at those who work with autistic children or adults. If you are not very familiar with the issues and structures associated with autism, these pages might help.
For GAIN leaflets see Welcome.
The National Autistic Society has many pages about professional practice. Click page icon to browse their professional practice pages or twitter icon for their Autism practice feed. More specifically see:
- Anxiety in autistic people new
- Transition tips for mental health professionals: e.g. CAMHS
- Managing sensory difference
- Occupational therapy for autistic children
- Carol Gray, creator of Social stories. answers a few questions.
Circles of support is run by Every one, a Lincolnshire based charitable enterprise. The service will help you plan for the future. They can help you and your family to look at who is there to support you to achieve your plan. They can help you to plan how you would attend an activity for example or how you could have more opportunities to see your friends. Click page icon for more information or image for leaflet. See also Family services directory entry.
Ambitious About Autism offer a range of resources to help get more autistic people into work. Click icon to find their Employment section. In 2021 they launched their toolkit to help support autistic young people into the workplace.
Also, the National Autistic Society has a guide to Employing autistic people.
- Contact, for families with disabled children, offers a range of courses to support professionals in their work with families with disabled children. See: professionals
- Lincolnshire County Council website has some handy downloads: Autism training Training outcomes Skills & knowledge Autism champion Early years inclusion
- Autism Independent UK is a small charity based in Kettering, Northamptonshire. See: training dates terms & conditionsPDF
The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance for several aspects of professional practice for autism. Click icon to browse.