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English strategy for autism reviewed

A critical review of England’s strategy for autism has been published, providing insight into the effectiveness of various measures for meeting the needs of people with autism.

England’s current strategy for autism, which was published in 2010, aimed to increase awareness of autism, establish clear pathways for diagnosis and needs assessment, promote independent living and access to work, and help the development of local services. The review criticises the lack of detail in the strategy on how its ‘outcomes and ambitions’ are to be fulfilled. It also criticises the strategy’s emphasis on access to mainstream services which may limit the development of appropriate specialist services. The article also notes the important work of the National Autistic Society, in providing training materials to help with implementation of the strategy.


Read the article (English only)