The Scottish Government will provide strategic leadership on improving the lives of people affected by autism. It will lead on creating a strategic vision for the development of services and support for people with autism, their families and carers.

Strategic Leadership

  • Last information

    By 10 Yrs

  • Second information

    By 5 Yrs

  • First information

    By 2 Yrs

  • Recommendation One

    It is recommended that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorders Reference Group is reconvened on a long-term basis to include COSLA membership to oversee developments and to progress change. It should produce an annual report to relevant Ministers and the political leadership of COSLA.

  • Recommendation Two

    It is recommended that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorders Reference Group works collaboratively, and offer support, to COSLA, NHSNational Health Service, criminal justice and other relevant public bodies to offer support to Local Authorities to effect the implementation of the various autism guidelines.

  • Recommendation Three

    It is recommended that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorders Reference Group explores the benefits of ASDAutism Spectrum Disorders lead officers with the Association of Directors of Social Work and with COSLA to establish how rollout across Scotland might best be achieved.

  • Recommendation Four

    It is recommended that the ASDAutism Spectrum Disorders Reference Group meets with representatives of both SCSWISSocial Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland and HISHealthcare Improvement Scotland, as well as other relevant regulatory bodies, such as those in education and criminal justice, with a view to learning about current developments and ensure that the needs and wishes of those on the spectrum are taken into account in future programmes.