LGA responds to Autism Strategy

Responding to the publication of the Government’s Autism Strategy, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said: “This new strategy, the first of its kind to cover children and young people as well as adults, rightly focuses on supporting autistic people to live their lives in their communities....


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Responding to the publication of the Government’s Autism Strategy, Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“This new strategy, the first of its kind to cover children and young people as well as adults, rightly focuses on supporting autistic people to live their lives in their communities, widening the focus beyond social care and health services.

“People with autism and their experiences deserve to be at the heart of this strategy and councils are doing what they can to support them locally.

“Councils stand ready to help achieve the Government’s ambition as outlined in the strategy. To cope with rising demand and to ensure the right support is available for all who need it, the upcoming Spending Review is an opportunity for government to fully fund support in the long-term.”