Key Documents

Strategy Publications

Diagnostic Services and Analysis

The assessment and diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in children and young people

Local Action Plans and Strategies

The Principles of Good Transitions 3 and its Autism Supplement

The Principles of Good Transitions 3 provides a framework to inform, structure and encourage the continual improvement of support for young people with additional needs between the ages of 14 and 25 who are making the transition to young adult life.

Principles of Good Transitions 3 is divided into 8 parts and the Autism Supplement. In addition to the introduction, each part addresses one of the seven principles of good transitions.

You can download the entire document or each section individually via the links below.


Principle 1. Planning and decision making should be carried out in a person-centred way

Principle 2. Support should be co-ordinated across all services

Principle 3. Planning should start early and continue up to age 25

Principle 4. Young people should get the support they need

Principle 5. Young people, parents and carers must have access to the information they need

Principle 6. Families and carers need support

Principle 7. A continued focus on transitions across Scotland

The Autism Supplement

Other Publications