The Government have Announced an Extension of the Review of its Autism Strategy

News - 6 December 2018

The review is looking at:

·         joining up health, care and education services to address autistic children’s needs holistically

·         developing diagnostic services to diagnose autism earlier, in line with clinical guidance

·         improving the transition between children and adult services so that no young people miss out, and ending inappropriate reliance on inpatient hospital care

·         improving understanding of autism and all its profiles, including recently identified forms such as pathological demand avoidance (PDA)

You can find further details here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-review-to-improve-the-lives-of-autistic-children

The Government is also responding to the report by the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism and the National Autistic Society - Autism and Education in England 2017. The Government response is attached. 

N Zahawi APPGA and NAS letter