Autism Information

How a new autism programme is providing education for families and carers

NHS England and partners across England have launched a new autism peer education programme. It aims to build knowledge and understanding of autism and empower families and carers to advocate for autistic people they support to get the right understanding and adjustments in place across the services they use. The regional Autism Central hubs deliver one-to-one and group sessions complemented by high-quality online learning and information on local services. Each session is delivered by family members and carers of autistic people who have been trained to share their knowledge and experience with others, as peer educators. To find out more, visit the Autism Central website.