New Publications for 2017

Calderdale: Autism Services Directory 2017

Calderdale: Autism services directory

This document provides information about local and national services which are available for people with autism to access. 

Some are specialist services whilst others are universal. 

There are sub-sections where readers can access information about specific services such as employment, education, welfare and benefits, parents and carers, advocacy and support groups.

Calderdale: Autism Services Directory 2015

Calderdale: Autism Services Directory 2016

 

Calderdale Autism Strategy for the next 3 years

The first Calderdale Adult Autism Strategy was produced in 2012. This is the second local strategy covering the next three years. The Autism Strategy Group consists of people with Autistic Spectrum Conditions, family members and staff from Adult Social Care, the Clinical Commissioning Group, South West Yorkshire Trust, Health, Education, Job Centre Plus and Criminal Justice sector, National Autistic Society, voluntary organisations and providers. The group meets quarterly to oversee the implementation of the strategy.

Calderdale Autism Strategy 2016

 

Calderdale Aspergers Group - Creative Booklet 2016

Calderdale Aspergers Group started up in November 2011.  Since then approximately 150 people have attended and there are now three groups which meet monthly; two at Halifax Library and an evening group at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. 

They are peer support groups and members talk about how Aspergers affects them and related topics. We have adults of all ages from 18-60+ and about two thirds of the group are male and one third female. The groups are informal and refreshments are provided. 

As we have lots of creative people in the group, we decided to put together this booklet to showcase their work. Hopefully it will help to dispel the myth that people on the Autism spectrum lack imagination.  

Calderdale Aspergers Group - Creative Booklet 2016

 

Calderdale Reasonable Adjustments Poster 2016

A one page easy checklist of reasonable adjustments for people with autism to enable them to thrive in life.

Calderdale Reasonable Adjustments Poster 2016

 

 

Best practice guide for professionals supporting autistic students in Higher Education

This document provides information for professionals who support higher education students on the autistic spectrum.

Best practice guide for professionals supporting autistic students in Higher Education

 

A guide to setting up a social group for adults on the autism spectrum

This document provides information to anyone with autism who is interested in setting up a social group.

The document provides a step-by-step guide to successfully doing this and is in easy read format.

A Guide to Setting up a Social Group for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum

 

The Calderdale Autism Development Project

This document provides information about the Calderdale Autism Development Project including what the project is, the aims and objectives of the project, the role of the development worker, findings from a questionnaire, information about co-production and progress the project has made so far.

The Calderdale Autism Development Project

 

Calderdale: Information for school leavers entering transition

This document provides information for students and their families about the transition from school to college, college to university or adulthood.

Information about autism, transition processes, tips for a successful transition, useful contacts and personal perspectives are all included.

Transition Booklet for School Leavers

  

Calderdale: Autism prevalence data

This document provides data and statistics about the number of people diagnosed with Autism in Calderdale, some data has been obtained from local services and some have been estimated based on national prevalence data.

There is also information about gender, age, learning disabilities and ethnicity.

Calderdale: Autism Prevalence Data

 

Calderdale employers plan: Making employment a more positive experience for people with autism

This document has been created to provide guidance and support to employers who may employ people with Autism.

Information about autism, the skills and qualities of people with autism, challenges and barriers people may face, personal perspectives and useful tools and resources are available.

Employers Plan: Making employment a positive experience for people with Autism in Calderdale

 

 

 

If you wish to contact us with a query or want more information about the Calderdale Autism Network project.

Calderdale Asperger's group's contact

Dawn Collins at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you find an errors or issues with this website please contact.

Website admin

Alison K Schofield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

Here you can download copies of the most recent and previous editions of The Calderdale Autism Network newsletter. 

 

The Calderdale Autism Network is a bi-monthly newsletter which is produced as part of the Calderdale Autism Development Project (CAPD). The Calderdale Autism Network provides updates on the CAPD, information about upcoming event and social activities, information about local and national services and groups, information about volunteer and paid employment opportunities, links to useful research, links and stories and interviews with professionals in the local community.

 

The newsletter is edited by a local resident of Calderdale with an Autistic Spectrum Condition to make it as accessible and relevant to readers as possible. Contributions from readers are always welcomed and will be included in editions of the newsletter. We have had contributions from people such as reviews of services, creative writing pieces, original poetry, photographs and blogs. 

 

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (January 2014 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (March 2014 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (June 2014 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (August 2014 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (October 2014 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (March 2015 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (July 2015 Edition) PDF

Calderdale Aspergers Group Newsletter (December 2015 Edition) PDF

The Calderdale Autism Development Project Newsletter (September 2016 Edition) PDF

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events

Up to date information about upcoming events in Calderdale and nationally.

 

Useful links, research and stories

This section of the website allows visitors to send useful links, research and stories.

Visitors can send useful links, research and stories by emailing Alison K Schofield at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and answers will regularly be uploaded to the website.