The Government have Announced an Extension of the Review of its Autism Strategy

News - 06 Dec 2018

The Government have announced an extension of the review of its autism strategy to cover children and young people, as well as adults. The review will inform the new joint adults and children autism strategy to be published in autumn 2019.

The review is looking at:

·         joining up health, care and education services to address autistic children’s needs holistically

·         developing diagnostic services to diagnose autism earlier, in line with clinical guidance

·         improving the transition between children and adult services so that no young people miss out, and ending inappropriate reliance on inpatient hospital care

·         improving understanding of autism and all its profiles, including recently identified forms such as pathological demand avoidance (PDA)

You can find further details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-review-to-improve-the-lives-of-autistic-children

The Government is also responding to the report by the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism and the National Autistic Society - Autism and Education in England 2017. The Government response is attached. 

N Zahawi APPGA and NAS letter 051218 (expPDF).pdf

 

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