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Autism and Primary Care: Training and Development

This page contains details of some of the key training and development programmes on autism which have been designed for primary care staff.

If you know of any other programmes we should include in this section please email Thank you.

Autism Alliance


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British Psychological Society

The Society has developed three e-learning modules on autism, which appeal to a range of learners by delivering knowledge and understanding from introductory to specialised levels. 


  • Building awareness of adult autism - online course that aims to explain what it is like to have autism, how people with autism see the world, and how you can support someone with autism.  FREE.


  • Supporting adults with autism - online course that aims to help you learn more about autism, how it affects people and how you can support adults with autism.    FREE.


  • Working with adults with autism  - online course aimed at professionals with some understanding of autism and designed to develop knowledge and skills for working with adults with autism experiencing psychological and mental health problems. Charges apply.

NHS Education Scotland


Royal College of General Practitioners


  • Autism in General Practice - online course designed to help you improve the care you and your practice provide for patients with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC). Charges appply but FREE to RCGP members.
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders Toolkit -  'one stop shop', a user-friendly guide to autism for primary care professionals, people affected by autism, clinical commissioning groups, as well as interested members of the general public.

Skills for Care

Skills for Care and Skills for Health have developed a framework to guide the delivery of autism training for the mainstream health and social care workforces.



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                          Updated 21 January 2016


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