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Autism and personal budgets: an interview with Lesley Waugh

Lesley Waugh is the national brokerage coordinator at the National Autistic Society. In this interview Lesley discusses what Personal Budgets, including accessing and best use of them. 

Lesley kindly agreed to be interviewed for Network Autism when she attended the NAS Professional Conference in Harrogate in March this year. We asked Lesley a series of questions; you can view the full interview or clips of the individual question clips below.

Full interview:

Individual question clips:

1. Can you tell us a little about your background and how you became involved in autism?

2. Can you tells us a little about what personal budgets and direct payments are?

3. What are the difficulties in accessing and making PBs and DPs work for those with autism?

4. How can people with autism use PBs and DPs to best meet their needs?

5. What advice would you have for professionals supporting people with autism with PBs and PDs?

Author: Lesley Waugh

Date added: May 2015