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Working in Partnership to Deliver
Better Outcomes for People with Autism
Grange Wellington Hotel, London
Thursday 12th November 2015
Director of External Affairs and Social Change
The National Autistic Society
Latest statistics illustrate that 1.1% of the UK population may have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which is equivalent to approximately 700,000 people. Seeking to address this issue, the Government launched the first Adult Autism Strategy in March 2010 (‘Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives: the Strategy for Adults with Autism in England’) and its updated version on April 2014 (‘Think Autism’). More recently (March 2015), new guidance was published to set out how local authorities and NHS organisations should carry out their responsibilities under the Autism Act 2009 reflecting the changes of the updated strategy (‘Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities and NHS Organisations to Support Implementation of the Adult Autism Strategy’).
This special symposium offers an invaluable opportunity for education and health practitioners, social workers, professionals from Jobcentres, the criminal justice system, third sector practitioners and other key stakeholders to assess the progress made in the adult autism strategy and to explore how to improve the management of people with autism. It will also provide a platform to discuss with speakers how to build public and professional awareness in order to reduce the isolation and exclusion that adults and children with autism experience in their area, and to respond to their needs more efficiently.
Delegates will also:
- Evaluate the progress made in the adult autism Strategy and its update (‘Think Autism’), identify gaps and explore the next steps
- Discuss ways to raise awareness and establish a wider understanding of autism in our communities and public services
- Highlight the significance of developing leadership structures at the national, regional and local level to further improve the delivery of services for people with autism
- Examine the roles of the community, voluntary and independent sector in supporting people with autism to live independently within our communities
- Assess how people with autism could be supported and respected in the heath sector, in education and in the workplace
For further details, please refer to the enclosed event abstract and programme. Do feel free to circulate this information to relevant colleagues within your organisation.
In the meantime, to ensure your organisation is represented, please book online or complete and return the registration form at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).Share This Post: