Autism

Autism is a lifelong condition that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. Some people with autism are able to live relatively independent lives, but others may have accompanying learning disabilities and need a lifetime of specialist support.

Carer with autistic man

Government publishes final report on Winterbourne View Hospital

The government has today published its final report into the events at Winterbourne View Hospital and has set out a programme of action to transform services so that vulnerable people … Read more → – Government publishes final report on Winterbourne View Hospital

Video: Norman Lamb on Winterbourne View hospital report

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb talks about the Government’s final report on Winterbourne View Hospital. He discusses: solutions for dealing with the issue of people currently in inappropriate long-stay … Read more → – Video: Norman Lamb on Winterbourne View hospital report

NICE to help drive standards in social care

From April 2013, the role of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) will expand to include social care. The Department of Health has agreed an initial list … Read more → – NICE to help drive standards in social care

Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

The National Audit Office (NAO) sent a memorandum to the Public Accounts Committee during July 2012 in which they say considerable progress has been made in implementing the Adult Autism … Read more → – Progress in implementing the 2010 Adult Autism Strategy

Department of Health publishes interim Winterbourne report setting out actions to improve care and support of vulnerable people with learning disabilities

The Department of Health has published an interim report as part of a review of events at Winterbourne View private hospital and a wider investigation into how the health and … Read more → – Department of Health publishes interim Winterbourne report setting out actions to improve care and support of vulnerable people with learning disabilities

Webchat on autism

On Wednesday 7 March at 2pm David Behan, Director General for Social care, Local Government and Care Partnerships will host a webchat with Mark Lever, Chief Executive of the National Autistic Society on issues … Read more → – Webchat on autism

Estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in adults

Adults with a more severe learning disability also have a greater likelihood of having autism according to a report published on 31st January 2012 by the NHS Information Centre. The report … Read more → – Estimating the prevalence of autism spectrum conditions in adults