Published in 2010, the Adult Autism Strategy for England Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, is an essential step towards realising the Government’s long-term vision for transforming the lives of adults with autism. Now, following on from the initial self-assessment exercise in 2012 looking at implementation of the strategy, the Department of Health has issued a second exercise to evaluate the progress made since 2010.
This formal review of progress against the strategy is an opportunity for Government to assess whether the objectives of the Strategy remain fundamentally, the right ones. By evaluating now, the Government will be able to consider what needs to happen to make sure progress continues, as well as resolve any issues which may be slowing or preventing implementation.
Responses to the self-assessment exercise are due on the 30 September 2013. The investigative stage of the review will last until the end of October 2013. A revised strategy will be published in March 2014.
Information supplied by:
Michael Swaffield- autism policy lead