Social and communication needs - useful resources

Ambitious About Autism – Right from the Start

The Right from the Start toolkit has been created by Ambitious About Autism contains information to guide parents and carers through their child’s journey in the early years

Ambitious About Autism –  employment toolkits

Offer free employment toolkits to support young autistic people, professionals, employers, and transition into the workplace.

Autism alert card scheme - National Police Autism Association

Autism Alert Cards will identify the cardholder as autistic and include basic information such as the person’s name and details of an emergency contact. The aim is to provide officers and staff with the necessary information to assist understanding and effective interaction during police contact.

The cards will alert officers to the fact that the person may have difference in communication and behaviour. In turn, officers will be able to make appropriate and reasonable adjustments in order to interact with the individual appropriately. The card also details how autism manifests and provides practical advice for the officer involved.  Find out more about the autism alert card scheme.

A is for Autism

A useful guide aimed at professionals/businesses that is also useful for families.


Find out about the range of therapies that support the communication development, physical skills and independence of children, teenagers, and young adults in Bromley.

Access card

Find out more how to get an access card that is a universal way of communicating access requirements for someone with a disability. This may include discounted tickets for theatres at Delfont Mackintosh Theatres (DMT) venues.

More information about using an Access Card or registration number at a DMT venue can be found on the Access Card website.

CBeebies autism stories

5-year-old Pablo is on the autistic spectrum. He creates imaginary friends who come to life, and together they go on fun adventures and cope with tricky day-to-day situations. Find episodes.

Cbeebies also have videos to help parents and carers to talk to your child about autism.

Hear about the autism spectrum, told through children’s personal experiences, Watch their stories

CEA Card

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA). The card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them when they visit a participating cinema.

MyMax Card

The My Max Card is a discount card for families of children with disabilities. It can help you save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling alleys and more across the UK. To get a My Max card you need to register your child on the Bromley Children's Disability Register

Radar Keys

The National Key Scheme (NKS) offers disabled people independent access to locked public toilets around the country. Toilets fitted with National Key Scheme (NKS) locks can now be found in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, department stores,