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Autism Involvement Group (AIG) – December 2018

AIG meeting held on Tuesday 18th December 2018

Summary

This AIG discussions included:

Transition from childhood to adulthood

Rebecca Hudson briefly talked the group through a PowerPoint presentation. Work is currently being carried out across Devon to educate and assist children and prepare them for adulthood, informing them about what adult support they can expect will be available to them. There are also workers currently helping children to develop their independent life skills, including educating them on what TEC (Technology Enabled Care) is available to them. There is continuous work being done to increase access to knowledge and advice regarding all these issues.

The discussion points made by the group were to be written up as a document to take to Autism Partnership Board (APB) and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Partnership Board.

Feedback from the Autism Partnership Board on 13th November

  • Richard Blair-Brown reported that the Board meeting had heard, this included:
  • Update on ‘Ready When You Are’ employment campaign
  • Autism Case For Change draft paper
  • APB sub group formed specifically to discuss issues for children and young people during transition into adulthood.

Dimension for Autism Update

  • DFA are working with some new groups, and looking for volunteers to join them, one of the new groups will be a Women’s group in Exeter.
  • There is a demand for a specific LGBT autism group within Devon.

Guide to Health & Social Care

Paul Giblin presented the Brief Guide to Health and Social care, and Ben Davey talked the group through it.