Draft Norfolk All Age Autism Strategy

Closed 30 Nov 2016

Opened 3 Oct 2016

Results expected 23 Jan 2017

Feedback expected 30 Jan 2017

Overview

The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board (APB) has developed a Norfolk All Age Autism Strategy, that is in response to the National Autism Strategy which aims to reflect the local need.

The Norfolk All Age Autism Strategy sets out to increase awareness and understanding of autism by all organisations, staff and volunteers who work with, and provide services to, anyone with autism, including within the local community.

In addition the APB want to ensure that the right support is given at the right time to people with autism throughout their lifetime, including their families/carers, through the continual development of ways of achieving:

·       Better education and health outcomes

·       Being socially and economically active

·       Living in accommodation that meets need and is both in an area and with people of their own choosing

·       Being treated sensitively and appropriately in the criminal justice system

The areas covered in the Strategy are:

·       The national context

·       Where we are now

·       Norfolk’s vision for the future

Why We Are Consulting

The APB recognise that it is now vital that it asks for the views of autistic people, their family, carers or people who work with autistic people.

We want to find out if our description of whre we are now matches people's experiences and if people agree with our proposed vision for the future.

What Happens Next

We will feed back your comments to the Norfolk Autism Partnership Board who will then take these into consideration before prodicing a final version.  This final draft will be sent to the boards and senior management teams of the organisations involved for sign off.  The final strategy will then be launched some time in the new year. 

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Carers
  • People who use our services
  • Staff
  • People with autism
  • Community groups and organisations
  • Voluntary groups and organisations

Interests

  • Autism