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Towards an Autism Strategy for Scotland

DescriptionThe Scottish Government, working in partnership with the Autism Specturm Disorder (ASD) Reference Group, have developed a draft Scottish Autism Strategy. The Strategy sets out what the Scottish Government in partnership with users, carers and professionals proposes to do to meet the needs of people with ASD in response to growing concerns that, whilst much has been achieved in Scotland to date, much has yet to be done.
ISBN978 0 7559 9594
Official Print Publication DateSeptember 2010
Website Publication DateSeptember 09, 2010

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ISBN 978 0 7559 9594 3 (Web only publication)
DPPAS 10620

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Contents

Covering letter and Respondent form

Executive Summary

Easy Read version

Chapter 1: The context
Introduction
Our Vision
Policy to date
Our Actions
What are autism spectrum disorders?
Prevalence and Incidence

Chapter 2: The original strategy
Public Health Institute of Scotland Needs Assessment Report on services for people with ASD
Theme 1 Diagnosis, assessment and interventions
Theme 2 Matching resources to need
Theme 3 Standards and scrutiny
Theme 4 Staff education and training
Theme 5 Research
Wider policy developments
Support for children and young people
Personalisation and protection

Chapter 3: What needs to happen?
Introduction
The national performance framework
The Life stages
Theme 1 Diagnosis, assessment and interventions
Theme 2 Matching resources to need
Theme 3 Standards and scrutiny
Theme 4 Staff education and training
Theme 5 Research

Summary of recommendations

Glossary

References