The Welsh Government have announced a consultation on the draft Statutory Code of Practice on the Delivery of Autism Services, which had previously been delayed from April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
A further one year of funding for Wales’ Integrated Autism Service has also been announced.
The consultation seeks responses on the draft Code of Practice which will provide clarity on what statutory services need to take into account when meeting the needs of autistic people, their families and carers.
The four key areas being looked at are: assessment and diagnosis; accessing health and social care services; awareness raising and training on autism; and planning, monitoring services and stakeholder engagement.
Ogmore MS Huw Irranca-Davies is encouraging people to submit their views to the Welsh Government consultation and said: “It’s good to see the publication of this draft Code of Practice and that the Welsh Government is asking the public for views on how to make Autism services in Wales better.
This is an opportunity for people to have their say about how Autism services in Ogmore and across Wales should work and what types of services should be available.”
The funding announcement for the Integrated Autism Service re-affirms the Welsh Government’s commitment to re-occurring support, which will now continue until 2022.
The consultation will run for 12 weeks, until 14 December – to find out more and to access the consultation documents to have your say follow the link: https://gov.wales/code-practice-provision-autism-services