Tailor management of
autism in children & young people to individual needs
- Health & social care professionals should tailor the management &
assessment of children and young people with autism to individual needs to
ensure they receive the best care, according to NICE.
Managing autism can be challenging due to the range of problems it is associated with, and because the way in which autism is expressed will differ across different ages. Coexisting psychiatric disorders can also present challenges for management, with around 70% of people with autism also having conditions such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or anxiety disorders.
While there is no 'cure' as such for autism, interventions do exist that can help with some of its core features, the symptoms & behaviours and problems it is associated with. NICE’s guideline on the management & assessment of children and young people with autism recommends a range of treatments & interventions to help ensure management addresses individual needs.
Press release & links ~ US spends 18 times more on autism research than UK ~ Citizens Advice welcomes new legal ruling on WCA ~ Norman Lamb highlights role of health and wellbeing boards in reforming care following Winterbourne View ~ NI projects supporting young people awarded major Lottery grants ~ Early diagnosis and intervention key for conduct disorders ~ IPCC investigating Sussex Police's treatment of 11-year-old disabled girl ~ Technology use in the classroom helps autistic children communicate ~ Over half a million pounds for families coping with autism ~ Support for autism ~ Ombudsman criticises Birmingham City Council for delay over disabled man's needs ~ Lambeth Council criticised over care for autistic children ~ Department of Health publishes interim report to drive up standards and prevent abuse ~ Funding announced for autism ~ Diabetes UK - Study suggests link between maternal obesity and diabetes and child developmental disorders ~ Set up "autism teams" to improve services for under-18s, says NICE ~ World Autism Awareness Month ~ Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise ~ Autism Research Centre, Cambridge University ~ Autism London ~ National Autistic Society ~ NAO: Supporting people with autism through adulthood ~ Scottish Autism Service Network ~ Scottish Society for Autism ~ Autism NI ~ Autism Toolbox ~ The Transporters ~ International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) ~ Welsh Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan ~ Autism Cymru ~ AWARES, the All Wales Autism Resource ~ Autism Independent UK (SFTAH) ~ Disabilities Trust ~ NES - Autism Learning Resource
Loads of Government proposals & conclusions published over holiday break – While most of us have been enjoying / ‘surviving’ the school summer break, government and other organisations have been busy inviting us to contribute our views on a myriad of topics and also announcing their conclusions / proposed actions regarding closed consultations.
Check out the Consultations section for any of the 80+ consultations / conclusions that may impact on you, including:
* Updated national waste planning policy: Planning for sustainable waste management
* Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE): implementing the recast Directive & UK system changes
* Revised statutory guidance on local bus services
* Management of HIV-infected healthcare workers
* Tax-Free Childcare
* Consultation on the general consents issued under section 25 of the Local Government Act 1988
* Reform of an anti-avoidance provision: Transfer of Assets Abroad
* Onshore oil & gas exploratory operations: draft technical guidance
* Stat. guidance on how the Groceries Code Adjudicator will carry out investigation & enforcement functions
* Improvements to the policy & legal framework for public rights of way
Big Lottery Fund appoints contractor to support
social investment programme - Big Lottery Fund has appointed Social Finance in partnership with the
Local Government Association (LGA)
to offer a support package for those developing Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) and other Payment by Results
(PbR) based social investments as part of Commissioning Better Outcomes.
Social Finance and LGA will provide a range of support, including the ‘publication of technical guides, development of online tools, holding webinars and production of podcasts, as well as offering workshops, one-to-one surgeries and diagnosis of further development needs’.
This will support proposals that could then go on to access technical development grants from Commissioning Better Outcomes, leading to a possible contribution to outcomes payments from either or both of the outcomes funds.
Press release & links ~ Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) ~ Social Finance
Untimely advice considering most people have already had their holidays - Brits caught out by unusual laws and customs. Every year Brits are caught out by local laws & customs which are commonplace in the
These could be easily avoided by researching travel destinations in advance and taking note of updates & warnings issued by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO).
Press release & links
Best guess as to who
fired the ‘smoking gun (rockets) - : reported
chemical weapons use - Joint Intelligence Committee letter Press release
Nominate now for the Millies 2013 - Nominations are still open for the Sun Military Awards 2013 but they close on 9 September 2013.
Press release & links ~ (Related items: Stirling to host Armed Forces Day 2014 ~ Thousands of war heroes’ wills released)
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Please note that previously published newsletters can be accessed from the Newsletter Archive
making politics more accessible for disabled people
Ash disease found in Leicestershire
Burnley named most enterprising place in Britain
Reducing the GLA's powers will embolden rogue agencies, says TUC
IPCC investigating claims police officer made sexual advances to 17-year-old
Longer platforms for Overground stations
Phase two of Scotland fellows announced
Boroughs awarded £2.1m to boost cycling
Getting more women to the ballot box in Afghanistan
Monitor launches investigation following abuse of a patient treated at Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Badger cull -
piloting controls on bovine TB
First weather payments for farmers
£4.6 million boost for graduates
DH’s response to campaign on compulsory training for healthcare assistants – (38 Degrees’ campaign)
Overcrowded trains to get red (& amber & green) light
'The People's Constitution'
Scotland’s Rural Parliament ~ (Link: A proposed Rural Parliament for Scotland)
Inaugural Island Areas Group Meeting
Government responds to cycling report
Wales hits the target with 52% recycling
£5m boost to cut pollution from local buses
Partnership for Market Readiness (PMR)
Claimant Commitment to spell out what jobseekers must do in return for benefits
Additional Consultations: Readers should be aware that many consultations (& subsequent conclusions) are never publicised with a press release, so do not appear in either the email alerts or Wired - GOV Plus. Many of these consultations can be found at the following links:
GOV.UK consultations (68+) ~ Current ScotGov consultations (6+) ~ Recently added WAG consultations (7+)
Number of consultations / conclusions listed since last newsletter published is in brackets
New standards of
conduct for suppliers are the first steps to a simpler, clearer, fairer energy
New standard could improve diagnosis and management of headaches
Monitor sets out new approach to key aspects of how it regulates the health sector
Thousands of lives could be saved each year from acute kidney injury, says NICE
Criminal record checks: guidance for employers
Tailor management of autism in children and young people to individual needs - (see also ‘In the News’ section for more information)
New streamlined planning guide launched online
GPs should proactively ask their patients whether they smoke
Measurement annex for performance indicators
Conduct Authority publishes preliminary findings of review into mobile
Support for working carers needed to help businesses and boost the economy
Tackling premature death
NEF - Energy round-up: breaking through the government’s fracking mantra
Policy Exchange: Give ‘Super’ PCCs power to hire and fire local prison governors and probation chiefs - Report
Service partnership delivery: evaluation
Indicators for higher education in further education colleges – (HE indicators for FE colleges report)
Private patients pay for lack of competition
Births in England & Wales by Parents’ Country of Birth, 2012
Home Office immigration statistics: user guide
Working & Workless Households, 2013 - Statistical Bulletin
Key Scottish Environment Statistics 2013
efficiency: How to spend less and do more?
United Nations supports the need to protect marine biodiversity in the high seas
Response to a Daily Mail report that weekly rubbish collections will need to be scrapped to meet EU regulations
Getting people out of their chairs: new initiative to promote physical activity in Europe
Ukraine: MEPs criticise Russian pressure ahead of possible EU deal
Bureau - Sick and disabled people facing “catch-22” as GPs charge
to help with appeals against ATOS assessments
Lottery supports Scottish WW2 veterans as they travel back to remember
Disability fitness instructor programme wins Prime Minister’s Big Society Award
Sport England invests £190,000 into the Special Olympics National Summer Games
Professional skills & experience ‘wasted’ after retirement, say GB retirees
Secretary suspends 49 export licences to Egypt
August procurement update
Revenue & Customs Brief 24/13
R&C brief informing that the UK Government has received notification from the European Commission that they have decided to open a formal investigation relating to certain exemptions and reliefs within the aggregates levy.
Revenue & Customs Brief 23/13
This brief announces the issue of a revised VAT Information Sheet 10/13 which replaces the previous VAT Information Sheet 14/12.
Revenue & Customs Brief 22/13
This brief sets out HM Revenue & Customs' view on how to calculate the value that will be subject to Inheritance Tax for a Discounted Gift Scheme held in a relevant property trust when the ten year anniversary charge arises for the trust.
Revenue & Customs Brief 21/13
This brief confirms that the VAT exemption for supplies of business research between eligible bodies will be withdrawn from 1 August and announces that transitional arrangements are to be put in place for services within the scope of current contracts.
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