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Seminar on national & European strategies for autism held at the European Parliament in Brussels,

A seminar on strategies for autism at national and European level was held at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 6, 2012.

At the event, the ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders Strategic Action Plan for Wales’ was showcased as an example of how a national autism strategy can achieve outcomes such as improved access to diagnosis, intervention, support, education, training and employment for people with autism.

The seminar was held by Autism-Europe in conjunction with the Celtic Nations Autism Partnership, and hosted by Welsh MEP, Kay Swinburne.

An outcome of the seminar was for Autism-Europe to advocate for the European Union to adopt a more strategic approach to autism. Autism-Europe members will be consulted on this during the coming months.