Policy paper

'Think Autism': an update to the government adult autism strategy

Sets out a programme of action the Department of Health and other government departments will take to improve lives of people with autism.

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

Applies to England



You can also view a digital version of ‘Think Autism’

‘Think Autism’ sets out a clear programme the Department of Health and other government departments will be taking to improve the lives of people with autism, primarily through taking actions that will support local authorities, the NHS, other public services and their partners with their local implementation work.

‘Think Autism’ has a new focus on building communities that are more aware of and accessible to the needs of people with autism. It also looks at promoting innovative local ideas, services or projects that can help people in their communities and how advice and information on services can be better joined up. There is a package of funding of £4.5 million which DH will be using to take forward themes in the strategy update.

Published 2 April 2014
Last updated 14 November 2014 + show all updates
  1. added: Think Autism: an update on our plans to help you make the most of what you can do: easy read version

  2. First published.