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Hampshire Children’s Autism Strategy – tell us what you think

A new approach to helping children and young people with autism has been set out by the Hampshire Children’s Autism Strategy Group, in a three-year plan that is now out for consultation.

A multi-agency partnership including health, social care, education, the voluntary sector and parents of children with autism have developed the planned improvements, overseen byHampshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board. They now want to hear people’s views on the proposed strategy, and how it could be improved.

It is estimated that more than half a million people in the UK have autism, with around 4,000 children and young people, aged 0-25, living with autism in Hampshire.

The draft strategy aims to ensure children and young people with autism have the right support and opportunities to lead fulfilling and rewarding lives.

The consultation runs until 7 November 2014. Paper copies can be obtained by telephoning 07590 305082 or emailing heidi.robinson@hants.gov.uk

The strategy aims to:

  • Improve autism awareness amongst those working with children and young people to make sure their individual needs are being met
  • Ensure young people with autism are supported to access education, employment and training, and
  • Ensure they are supported as they move through education and into adulthood.

Please follow the link below to find more details.

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/hantswebnewslist.htm?id=649223&pagetitle=Hampshire%20Children%27s%20Autism%20Strategy%20-%20tell%20us%20what%20you%20think

 

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