Policy paper

Implementing Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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

Documents

Download Guidance - Final Implementing fulfilling and rewarding lives

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Download What this guidance means for adults with autism

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Detail

In line with the requirements of the Autism Act 2009, DH has issued Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, statutory guidance for health and social care bodies.  

The purpose of the guidance is to secure the implementation of ‘Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives: The strategy for adults with autism in England’ by giving guidance to local authorities, NHS bodies and NHS Foundation Trusts around training of staff, the diagnosis of autism and the leadership and planning of services.

This guidance will help these bodies to develop services that support and meet the locally identified needs of people with autism and their families and carers.