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Autism Involvement Group (AIG) – January 2021

AIG meeting held on 26th January 2021

Summary

This AIG discussions included:

Autism Plan Update – Rebecca Hudson

AIG heard about the Autism Update Plan and were invited to ask questions. The presentation included:

  • Vision and Context
  • A chart of the Support Pathways Areas of focus
  • Assessment for autism / changes in DPT

AIG heard a presentation of the ADHD and Autism assessment services review update’ which included:

  1. Context
  2. Feedback summary
  3. Delivery Model
  4. Implementation Plan & Next steps

AIG members were given the opportunity for questions and discussions.

GP Survey Update – LOD

The update had been shared with AIG members before the meeting.

The presentation included:

  • GP Autism Awareness mystery shopping update
  • Context and reasons for changing the survey questions:

To understand from Practice Managers in GP practices across the county on what they can do to support an autistic adult who lives independently and would like to register as a new patient.
There are 128 practices across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay and I have randomly selected 30% across the 4 localities.

Dimensions for Autism (DFA) Update including Autism Alert Card

On Thursdays DFA meet up in various locations sometimes Newton Abbot sometimes Exeter Pheonix, there is DFA ladies’ group, DFA Barnstaple group, LBGTQ+ group run on request.
Link to DFA website – https://www.dimensionsforautism.life/

Alert card funding

A plan has gone in as Devon Link up approached DFA to take the card administration on board. Currently the card says ‘Keep calm I have autism’ with Devon Link up logo. DFA would like their information on the card to help promote the DFA website and the Yellow Brick Road guide so it will be a fantastic way to highlight awareness of DFA links to GPs.