Towards an Edinburgh Autism strategy

Closed 26 Jul 2014

Opened 6 May 2014

Feedback Updated 10 Sep 2014

We Asked

What do you think of the draft Edinburgh Autism Strategy?: Towards an Edinburgh Autism Strategy: Edinburgh Autism Plan for people with autism who do not have a learning disability

You Said

There were a number of key themes which recurred throughout the responses to the consultation questions ranging from care pathways to housing and employment. Full details are available in the 'consutlation feedback report' above.

We Did

The final draft Edinburgh Autism Plan has been amended to reflect feedback received through the consultation process. An Edinburgh Autism Plan Implementation Group has been establish to ensure implementation of the recommendations in the Edinburgh Autism Plan

Overview

The Scottish Strategy for Autism was issued by the Scottish Government in 2011 and required each local authority to produce a local autism strategy by November 2013. A planning group comprising of people with autism, carers and various professionals met to review what services and service improvements are required for children and adults with autism.

Why We Are Consulting

A draft joint City of Edinburgh Council and NHS Lothian Autism Plan was then developed to consider how to get the right services at the right time for people people with autism who do not have a learning disability. The draft plan highlighted 5 priority areas and the consutlation was to seek the views of all relevant stakeholders on these priorities.

What Happens Next

An Edinburgh Autism Plan Implementation Group has been established to ensure implementation of the recommendations in the Edinburgh Autism Plan.

Areas

  • All Edinburgh

Audiences

  • People with disabilities
  • Carers

Interests

  • Carers
  • Disabilities