Public Policy Exchange Conference

Developing Community Services to Deliver Better Outcomes for People with Autism

Dr. Buchan and I will be attending this conference in London on 22nd September and we will report feedback to our October Post-Diagnostic
Support Group session (which is now 12pm-2pm) on 26th October.
Carly Bailey
Operational Manager

public-policy-exchange-symposiumSpeaker Update:
Developing Community Services to Deliver Better Outcomes for People with Autism
Strand Palace Hotel

Thursday 22nd September 2016


Jon Spiers
Chief Executive

Cllr Andrew Rendle
Councillor and Champion for Autism
London Borough of Croydon

Emma Dalmayne
Autistic and Autism Advocate
Embrace Neurodiversity

Kevin Oakhill
Director of Service Development
Ambitious About Autism

Christina Earl
EmployAbility Team Manager
Surrey Choices

Sarah-Jane Critchley
Programme Head
The National Autistic Society

Tom Moore
Commissioning Manager – East Surrey (County Autism Lead)
Surrey County Council Adult Social Care

Dr. Ashok Roy
Consultant in the Psychiatry of Learning Disability
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust

Event DetailsWebsiteRegister to Attend

In July 2016 the Westminster Commission on Autism published a report examining access to healthcare for autistic people. It identified obstacles in seven main areas, including staff’s understanding, autism leadership in the health-care system and diagnosis. To tackle these issues, the inquiry makes six recommendations to the NHS on the areas of inspection, training, data collection, annual health checks, leadership and resources.

In October 2015, NHS England jointly with the Local Government Association and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services developed a national plan aimed at strengthening community services and close inpatient facilities for people with a learning disability and/or autism who display behaviour that challenges. This plan, entitled Building the Right Support, is the last important addition to the cross-system Transforming Care Programme that was developed in February 2015. Building the Right Support introduced the creation of 48 Transforming Care Partnerships across England to reshape local services and it is supported by a new Services Model for healthcare commissioners.

This crucially timed symposium is an invaluable opportunity for education and health practitioners, social workers, local authorities and the third sector to explore the new recommendations and changes for care and education providers, discuss the implementation of the national plan and build strategies to improve the lives of people with autism in local communities.

Delegates will:

  • Develop local community strategies to reduce inpatient care dependence
  • Explore lessons learned from the implementation of the transformed care partnerships in the fast track areas
  • Identify ways to develop a person-centre approach by involving people with autism in the planning of services
  • Take part in interactive discussions with leading practitioners and share best practice for local community services
  • Discover the best approaches to ensuring autistic people’s good transition from childhood to adulthood
  • Assess the scale of fake autism cures in the country and discuss ways to tackle the challenge
  • Share best practice on how to engage with employers to increase employment levels for people with autism
  • Gain insight into ways to raise awareness and establish a wider understanding of autism in your community

For further details about the symposium, please refer to the event brochure. 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 at your earliest convenience in order to secure your delegate place(s).

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