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Hollyoaks' staff have more training in autism awareness than some health professionals

 TV star Carrie Grant wants better autism training and awareness, and says nurses can help through ‘collaboration, community and curiosity’
Picture shows TV presenter Carrie Grant with her family (L-R): Talia, Imogen, Carrie, Nathan, David, Olive. She wants better autism training and awareness, and says nurses can help through ‘collaboration, community and curiosity’

TV presenter and campaigner Carrie Grant wants better autism training and awareness, and says nurses can help through ‘collaboration, community and curiosity’

  • Carrie Grant believes health professionals are the key to better care for children with autism
  • Nurses can learn from experts by experience – the parents of children with learning disabilities and/or autism
  • Schools, like many NHS health and social care staff, could benefit from more training

As the mother of autistic children, broadcaster and campaigner Carrie Grant is passionate about better autism training and awareness.

The presenter of TV programme The One Show says she and her husband – vocal coach David Grant – welcome the advent of mandatory training for all NHS health and social care professionals on learning disabilities and autism.

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