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Autism Act revamp on the way in England

Heralded as a sea change in support and treatment England's Autism Act 2009 is to be updated
Autism

Heralded as a sea change in support and treatment England's Autism Act 2009 is to be updated

  • Autism Act 2009 set out requirements for support and treatment in England
  • There is the Autism Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 but Scotland and Wales do not have legislation.
  • Revamped strategy will cover children and young people for the first time

It is ten years since the passing of the Autism Act 2009 in England. The legislation was meant to herald a sea change in the way adults with autism spectrum disorders were supported and treated.

The act laid out requirements on everything from assessment to ongoing support, requiring the government to publish a dedicated strategy, which was to be reviewed and updated continually.

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