The Autism Act, 10 years on: a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism on understanding, services and support for autistic people and their families in England

Authors:
ALL-PARTY PARLIAMENTARY GROUP FOR AUTISM, NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY
Publisher:
National Autistic Society
Publication year:
2019
Pagination:
59
Place of publication:
London

This report is based on an inquiry conducted by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) on support and services for autistic people in England. The inquiry looked at the impact of the Autism Act, 10 years after its introduction, and what needs to be included in the Government’s revised autism strategy. The report covers wide range of issues and is informed by the views of over 11,000 autistic people, their families, and professionals. It covers the areas of: public understanding of autism; support in adulthood; physical health inequality; mental health; education and preparation for adulthood; employment; and access to justice. Although the report found that the Act has led to improvements in some areas of support, with an increasing recognition of autism among commissioners and the public, it identifies high levels of unmet need. The report makes recommendations for each of the areas discussed, including for the Government introduce specialist autism support in every council in England. (Edited publisher abstract)

Subject terms:
autism, autistic spectrum conditions, social care provision, health care, needs, health needs, unmet need, health inequalities, mental health care, access to services, education, employment, criminal justice, local authorities;
Location(s):
England
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