Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People

Take part in the framework consultation survey

A draft of the Core Capabilities Framework for Supporting Autistic People is now available.

You are invited to review the draft framework and provide your comments and feedback by completing an online survey.

The Steering Group leading the development of the Autism Capabilities Framework has involved people with Autism in the design of the Framework. This has been done via a series of coproduction workshops involving adults and young people with Autism, and their families and carers. It is important that children and young people can contribute their ideas and this short survey is intended to capture their thoughts.

We would like to hear from children and young people who can complete the survey here.

All responses will be anonymous, and the data collected will only be used in developing the framework.

Please submit your completed survey as soon as possible and by Monday 1st July 2019 at the latest.

  • Background

    Health Education England has funded the development of a new autism core capabilities framework for health and care staff, and staff in organisations with public facing responsibilities. The framework will span all ages.

    The purpose of the framework is to support development and planning of the workforce, and to inform the design and delivery of education and training programmes.

    The project delivery team includes people working for Skills for Health, the National Autistic Society, Opening Minds Training and Consultancy and Skills for Care. This group includes some autistic people and people with experience of having autistic family members.

    We also have a steering group which is largely drawn from the autism workforce task and finish group, including representatives of The Autism Alliance and The National Autistic Taskforce.

Development of the framework

The first stage of the framework development included desk research, consultation with the project steering group and 10 half-day co-production groups in January 2019, open to individuals, family members and workers. In addition, further consultation workshops were held with children and young people.

The framework is scheduled for completion by the end of July 2019.