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What does the Care Act mean for people on the autism spectrum?

The Care Act 2014 recently came into force introducing a major shift in how the social care system in England works. In this article Dan Leighton, Policy and Parliamentary Officer for the National...

Think Autism: statutory guidance published

In this article Tim Nicholls, Policy & Parliamentary Officer at the National Autistic Society (NAS) introduces the publication of the new statutory guidance to implement the adult autism strategy...

NAS launches Careless campaign

In this article Dan Leighton, Policy and Parliamentary Officer for the National Autistic Society (NAS) explains the latest NAS campaign, Careless. The NAS has launched it's new Careless Campaign on...

Think Autism - Revised adult autism strategy for England

To coincide with World Autism Awareness Day on the 2nd April 2014, the government announced their publication of the revised adult autism strategy for England - for the first time this includes ring-...
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) this week published its Quality Standard on autism setting out what good services in England for children and adults with autism should...
The November 2013 special edition of Good Autism Practice (GAP) focuses on the Scottish Autism Strategy. When the Scottish Autism Strategy was launched in November 2011, a key priority was to ensure...
In June 2011, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) stated that we would carry out a programme of unannounced inspections of services providing care for people with learning disabilities and challenging...

The undiscovered workforce: Looking for staff

This document is a guide for employers with employees who have an autism spectrum disorder. When looking for staff, an employer hopes to find the person with the best skills for the job, and it makes...

Services for families with disabled children - A scoping report

This report presents the findings from a scoping study on the policy environment, service delivery and models of care for families with disabled children in Surrey. Click here to read the full...

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