Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common condition that mainly affects behaviour. Contact your GP who can refer you to mental health wellbeing service for a diagnosis and medication if needed.
Work is underway to develop a Learning Disabilities and Autism Strategy for Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. There are a number of organisations who provide support, some are listed below:
- Telford Autism Hub and Shropshire Autism Hub provide help and support to adults with autism
- National Autistic Society
- Autism West Midlands is funded by Shropshire Council to provide autism-specific early help support for Shropshire families
- Autism Education Trust
- Autism Directory to find autism friendly resources in your local area
A dedicated section for learning disabilities and autism for this website is in development, with input from service users and Experts by Experience groups on the format and content.
To make any suggestions about this new section, please contact Laura Casey via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The transforming care programme (known as transforming care) is about making health and care services better so that more people with a learning disability, autism or both can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.
The Transforming Care Partnership (TCP) is working together across health and social care to provide coordinated services for people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge. We will be working with individuals and their families to develop plans to support them in their own communities.
Where possible we want to support people in their own homes and prevent hospital admissions. We will promote choice and independence by developing alternative housing options and providing people with their own budgets to buy their care if they want to.
By developing new ways of supporting people we intend to reduce the number of people with learning disabilities and autism, with behaviours that may challenge in hospitals by 50%.
The organisations within the Transforming Care Partnership (Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin CCG, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council) are delivering against the plan and committed to the principals of building the right support and service model.
An easy read version highlighting the principles of the Transforming Care programme can be found here.
More information about learning disabilities can be found on the NHS England website.