Govt response to autism guidance consultation

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The Government has responded to the consultation on guidance to support the adult autism strategy. The consultation received 118 direct responses and considered advice from: *

consultation events and meetings with stakeholders *

people with autism * Families and carers *

health and social care organisations

The response summarises key themes that emerged and how we have responded to them in statutory guidance.

The revised statutory guidance takes into account progress made since 2010, and recent legislation like the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014. It also updates obligations from the 2010 guidance.

In the revised guidance, the document reminds local authorities and NHS organisations of the need to work with partners, for example in the criminal justice system or helping people with autism in to employment, to achieve wider benefit.