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Website of the Autism Self Direct SDS service, a single referral point for anyone looking for an autism specific self-directed support service.

Video animation that shows that there is more to people than their problems, that the solution to problems lies in the problem itself, not in an imposed solution, and that co-production matters.

Video animation that explains co-production.

The Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme seeks to support the development, testing and sharing of more effective ways of supporting children who need help from children’s social care services.

The documents on this page provide further information about the programme.

This review explores the learning from delivery of care in residential services for children and young people, residential services and supported housing for people with learning disabilities and hospice care, and considers how this can be applied in care homes for older people. Full report or summary available.

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) which is run by Glasgow City Council provides Autism awareness training opportunities for Glasgow City Council staff, other agencies, parents, carers and stakeholders. The ARC has developed and produced an innovative learning experience which provides Autism awareness as seen through the eyes of a young person with Aspergers Syndrome called Aspen. This course gives the information and knowledge to help you understand the strengths, differences and difficulties of those on the Autism Spectrum.

Little research has been done into what social workers do in everyday child protection practice. This paper outlines the broad findings from an ethnographic study of face-to-face encounters between social workers, children and families, especially on home visits.

The stories told by young people are taught in an online classroom environment. The curriculum includes four modules:

1. Is success a ‘chance’ event or do we create it?

2. Choosing the right mates for your journey

3. Career choices

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

This TED Ed resource is a quick introduction to the filmed case studies sharing stories of resilience amongst at-risk youth. The New Zealand singer Kimbra is the Ambassador for this UNESCO project and introduces the material. She also shares her own lessons in resilience building speaking directly to her peers.