Westminster Commission on Autism – Report Launch


“Support Surrounding Diagnosis” – The Westminster Commission on Autism will be launching its third report 26th October 2021.

This November, the Westminster Commission on Autism will be launching its third report, focused on the support available surrounding autism diagnoses.

The Commission had appointed researchers at the Centre for Applied Autism Research, the University of Bath, to research and write this report.

The researchers held Westminster-based evidence sessions with members of the Commission, self-advocates, and practitioners, alongside conducting a large survey of the autism community to form the basis of the report.

The report launch will hear from authors of the report, members of the Commission, and from those that funded the writing of the report at the John and Lorna Wing Foundation.

Barry Sheerman, Chair of the Westminster Commission on Autism, said ‘After the Commission’s two previous successful reports, I am delighted for the Commission to release its third report on such an important subject.

‘This report is an inquiry into support pre and post the autism diagnosis pathway, based on a survey of almost 600 members of the autism community. We are so grateful that this many people took part in the research, as autism policy and practice cannot work if it is not centred on autistic people’s voices.

‘Our report launch will mark the beginning of the Commission’s work to highlight what we can and should do to get support right.’

The report launch will take place virtually, via Zoom, and the Commission hopes that as many people as possible will join the event on the 2nd November 2021, at 1pm.

If you would like to join the event, please see the registration link below.


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