The Westminster Commission on Autism is a new group made up of parliamentarians, autistic individuals, parent advocates, health professionals, charities and service providers etc. The group was set up in recognition of the fact that there is always more to be done to make the world a more autism-friendly place. The commission will hold inquiries, write reports and make recommendations for policy and practice.
On the 1st December 2015, the core group met and discussedareas for inquiry. A range of topics were considered including diagnosis, employment, familysupport and mental health. It was felt that a strong first inquiry topic would be access to healthcare.
It is critically important that the commission is informed, guided and verified by autistic people and while a number of members are either autistic or parents,we want to reach out to many more than this.
We are looking to achieve this via…
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