Autism Strategy Consultation

Closes 11 Dec 2022

Opened 3 Nov 2022

Overview

Perth and Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership are commencing work on devising a new local policy for Autism following the end of the ten-year Scottish Autism Strategy produced by the Scottish Government. The vision was that, by 2021:

'Individuals on the autism spectrum are respected, accepted and valued by their communities and have confidence in services to treat them fairly so that they are able to have meaningful and satisfying lives.

The Partnership is committed to ensuring that we build on the improvements in services and support for autistic people and their families/carers that have been achieved during the lifetime of this strategy and continue to address the challenges and barriers that autistic people face in our community.

Why your views matter

We recognise the importance of working in partnership with our citizens and communities to ensure we listen and develop a clear understanding of what matters to them. Hearing the voices of autistic people and those who care and support them will be at the heart of this policy.

We would like to hear from all autistic people, children, young people, adults, and their families/carers. We are interested in hearing from people who identify as autistic as well as those with a formal diagnosis of autism to ensure we understand the full range of experience of autistic people in Perth and Kinross.

There are a range of opportunities for people to participate;

  • A survey has been produced to help gain an insight into specific themes which can be completed by Autistic Adult, Autistic Child/Young Person and /or their Carer and Carer of Autistic Adult  
  • Engagement through workshops facilitated by Perth Autism Services, Autism Initiatives One Stop Shop and Perth and Kinross Independent Advocacy Service.  If you would like to participate in these workshops please contact ABlundell@pkc.gov.uk indicating preference of organisation you wish to engage with.
  • Ashley Blundell is the Health and Social Care Partnerships Policy Officer for Autism.  She is keen to have conversations with autistic people and/or their families/carers to gain an understanding of their experiences and listen to their thoughts about where improvements are required and around what approaches, support, and help make a difference in their lives. If you would like to join Ashley for a conversation please contact her directly at  ABlundell@pkc.gov.uk to arrange a suitable time.

Give us your views

Areas

  • All Perth & Kinross

Audiences

  • Amnesty Groups

Interests

  • Any Interest