Policy paper

Progress report on strategy for adults with autism

Sets out progress on 'Think Autism' updated strategy for adults with autism and new actions to help local areas implement the strategy.



This report shows what has been achieved since the publication of ‘Think Autism’, which updated the cross-government autism strategy in April 2014. It also sets 31 new actions to continue to help local areas implement the autism strategy.

The report also outlines work to help people with autism live as full and independent lives as possible, including:

  • reforms to the Special Educational Needs and Disability system
  • support with employment opportunities
  • better awareness of autism within the criminal justice system
  • use of information and data by local authorities and their partners

Public Health England has released details of the latest local areas autism self-assessment exercise on progress in implementing the autism strategy. You can also see how local areas have performed.

The National Autistic Society has issued a guide for local authorities on the 2015 autism statutory guidance.

The Local Government Association has published good practice examples from councils.

Published 14 January 2016