Statutory guidance

Adult autism strategy: statutory guidance

Statutory guidance for local authorities and NHS organisations to support implementation of the autism strategy.



This statutory guidance shows how local authorities and NHS organisations should carry out their responsibilities under the Autism Act 2009 to develop services that support and meet the needs of people with autism, and their families and carers. It also explains what support they can expect to receive from local authorities and NHS organisations.

The guidance was revised to take account of responses to a related consultation, and reflects changes to support the implementation of ‘Think Autism’ the update to the 2010 autism strategy for adults with autism in England.

Published 26 March 2015