National Call for Evidence – Autism Strategy

In April 2014 the government published ‘Think Autism’, a strategy for meeting the needs of autistic adults in England. The strategy supports the Autism Act 2009.

This year the Department of Health and Social Care, working with the Department for Education, will review the strategy and extend it to cover children as well as adults. Their call for evidence is inviting views from autistic people, their families and carers as well as those of professionals. It is aimed at finding out what is working, where progress has been made and, importantly, where government needs to push harder to transform the lives of autistic people, their families and carers.

This call for evidence is for England only. It will be of particular interest to:

  • autistic people – adults, children and young people
  • their families
  • their carers
  • organisations and professionals that provide care and support to autistic people or work with autistic people

The call for evidence can be accessed online at the following link https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/autism/2e4ae18d and is open for responses until 16 May 2019.