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What is Network Autism?

Network Autism is a UK wide autism specific collaboration with international reach. It is a dedicated, supported space where all those seeking to develop and contribute their skills, knowledge and practice in the area of autism can come together to network and share good practice. The unique multi-disciplinary and multi-national nature of this space will enable cross fertilisation of ideas and experience that over time could lead to the development of innovative practice and drive change across the autism sector.

What is the relationship between the NAS and Network Autism?

Network Autism is a collaborative initiative led by the NAS for the autism sector. Working with our partner organisations, and community members, we will be seeking to develop Network Autism to meet the emerging and evolving needs of the sector.

What are the Values of Network Autism?

The developing model for Network Autism, is founded on the following values:
-    Collaboration and partnerships
-    Leadership
-    Enabling
-    Knowledge and Learning
-    Innovation and excellence

Who is Network Autism for?

Professionals with an interest in developing their own and others practice, driving up quality across the autism sector.

What is the purpose of Network Autism?

Network Autism is a place where professionals can come together and share good practice during a time of unprecedented change in the sector. Network Autism is a constantly evolving online resource of knowledge and best practice. The sector to date has struggled to provide a cost effective means to share good practice, develop its core knowledge, practices and understanding of autism, Network Autism will provide a space to enable and support this.

How will it help me?

Many professionals working with people with autism, do so without a close network of support. Network Autism will connect people, open up new channels of information and support professionals in achieving better outcomes.

Through Network Autism you will be able to:

•    connect with professionals in similar situations
•    collaborate in finding new solutions
•    develop and contribute professional skills
•    share expertise and knowledge.

How is Network Autism governed?

Until it is launched in spring 2012, Network Autism is governed by a Steering Group and delivered by the Project Group, in addition we have a partners and expert group to support the development of Network Autism and these will remain in place beyond launch.

Who manages Network Autism?

Network Autism is managed and supported by a dedicated Community Manager

What does being a member mean?

Being a member means you can engage with the community and access and contribute to a range of resources and

How is it moderated?

Network Autism is managed and supported by the Network Autism Manager and a small team of volunteer moderators.

Can I be a moderator?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer moderator please contact the Network autism manager via networkautism@nas.org.uk

How is it funded?

There is a range of funding that has supported the development of Network Autism to date. Funding has been provided by the NAS and by some of our partner organisations, acknowledgments of this are outlined on our Partner pages within Network Autism.

Can I get on the Steering Group?

Opportunities to get involved with the development of Network Autism once it is launched will be promoted within the site.

Who are the Network Autism team?

The Network Autism Team is made up of the Network Autism Manager and a group of volunteer moderators

How do I contact the Network Autism team?

You can contact the Network Autism via: networkautismsupport@nas.org.uk 

How can my organisation become a partner in Network Autism?

If you are interested in becoming a Partner in Network Autism please contact the Autism Network manager via:networkautism@nas.org.uk

What do I do if I read a post on Network Autism that concerns me?

If any posts on Network Autism are of concern you can report these to the Network Autism manager via the 'report' function in discussions forums, read here for further information

If I criticise my employer will I get sacked?

Before engaging with Network Autism, you should familiarise yourself with your organisations social media policy or speak to your line manager regarding their policies.

Am I representing myself or my organisation?

Before engaging with Network Autism you should familiarise yourself with your organisations social media policy or speak to your line manager regarding their policies.