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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, we remind 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.
We are seeking views on draft statutory guidance for local authorities and NHS organisations. This is to support the implementation of Think Autism which is the update to the 2010 adult autism strategy.
The updates to the existing guidance are in line with the progress made since 2010 and changes in recent legislation.
The consultation looks at:
- staff training
- identification and diagnosis of autism in adults
- planning of services move from being children to adults
- local planning and leadership
- preventative support and safeguarding
- reasonable adjustments
- supporting people with complex needs
- employment for adults with autism
- working with the criminal justice system