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

Children and Young People’s Mental Health – recent developments

This letter issued jointly by Prof Dame Sally Davies (Chief Medical Officer); Dame Christine Beasley (Chief Nursing Officer); Dr Keith Ridge (Chief Pharmaceutical Officer) and Prof Sir Bruce Keogh (NHS … Read more → – Children and Young People’s Mental Health – recent developments

Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve … Read more → – Adult Autism Strategy: next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise

Autism training resources

The Department has funded a series of on-line training resources and booklets to increase awareness, and understanding of autism across all public services.  Working with the Royal College of Nursing, … Read more → – Autism training resources

Fulfilling and rewarding lives: the strategy for adults with autism in England

The first autism strategy for England marked a fundamental change in public services helping adults with autism to live independent lives and find work. Autism is a lifelong developmental disability … Read more → – Fulfilling and rewarding lives: the strategy for adults with autism in England