Let’s make REAL change happen for autistic people and families in Scotland

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Many living with autism in Scotland have been disappointed and let down by the Scottish Government’s 10 year Autism Strategy launched in 2011. We’ve had lots of talk, conferences and words on paper but no action or material changes.

So many of us had high hopes for improvements for our loved ones that simply have never materialised.

For the Scottish Government to claim they have accomplished much for autistic people and their families is simply untrue.

Now as consultation is being sought on how to ‘refresh’ the Scottish Autism Strategy, prior to it’s final phase, lets send a clear and collective message to the Scottish Government 

Lets demand that the vague goals / outcomes of the S.G.’s Autism Strategy are changed to meaningful and measurable targets that will guarantee real change for autistic people and their families from the final phase to create a real legacy through improvements in service provision.”

We the signatories of this petition request the following goals for our Scottish Autism Strategy final phase.

1. Every person in Scotland going through an autism diagnostic procedure will receive a statutory services assessment from a qualified social worker as an integral part of this process. The diagnostic process will be completed within a year of first referral.

2. Children with autism in mainstream schools will have their assessed needs for classroom support met by an ASL assistant with a recognised autism qualification as part of a mandatory registration scheme.

3. Young adults with autism will have a statutory right to specialist support from their local authority up to the age of 25.

4. An Autism Act for Scotland will be in place within 5 years of the end of the current Autism Strategy that will enshrine rights and services for autistic people in our legal system.


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