Local offer - social communication difficulties including autism

Resources (social communication difficulties)

Bromley All Age Autism Board newsletter

This Bromley All Age Autism Board newsletter provides information about the initiatives and support on offer locally in Bromley.

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 – transition to employment

A free employment toolkit to support young autistic people in the workplace

Autism alert card scheme

Autism Alert Cards will identify the cardholder as having an autism spectrum disorder and include basic information such as the person’s name and contact details for an appropriate adult. 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 difficulty with communication and exhibit unusual or unpredictable behaviour. In turn, officers will be able to make appropriate and reasonable adjustments and 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.

Back to school after lockdown

Beyond Autism have created this free resource pack with their top tips for transitioning back to school after lockdown. This handy resource contains information for teachers, parents and pupils as well as a range of visual resources that can be used at home or in school.

CBeebies Pablo resources

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. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b097bs09/pablo

CBeebies autism resources

Talking to your child about autism

Hear about the autism spectrum, told through children’s personal experiences https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p073x2yc

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. The card is also one way for cinemas to make sure they look after their disabled guests.

Do you know guide

This is a guide for families with children and teenagers who have social and communication difficulties including autism in Bromley. 

Co-designed by parents, carers and other professionals across the Bromley local area as part of the Bromley 100 day challenge this helpful guide shares helpful hints and tips for other families in Bromley. The guide includes 

  • Where to find local and national Information, advice and guidance
  • Training available for parents and carers
  • Parent and family support groups 
  • Specific clubs
  • Support available for families
  • Local disability schemes

The guide will be updated annually by an editorial group run by parents – if you have any information you would like to be considered for the next edition please email SENDMatters@bromley.gov.uk  

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower

Not all disabilities are visible – some are not immediately obvious, such as autism, chronic pain, dementia, anxiety, visual or hearing impairment. Living with a hidden disability can make daily life more demanding for many people, but it can be difficult for others to recognise, acknowledge or understand the challenges you face. Find out more about the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower lanyard scheme

Max 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 

Morrisons stores Quieter Hour

Morrisons have introduced a Quieter Hour in all their stores - designed to help customers who currently struggle with music and the other noise associated with supermarket. shopping. http://my.morrisons.com/blog/community/quieter-hour

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, bus and train stations and many other locations in most parts of the country. Radar Keys can be purchased in Bromley from XbyX .