The National Autism Strategy has provided the context for the development of our local Autism Strategy and implementation plan. It covers the needs of children and adults with an autism spectrum disorder and their families and carers, by focusing on increasing opportunities and achieving better outcomes across the lifespan.
The strategy is a 10 year plan; it takes into consideration the recommendations made by the National Autism Strategy, the 10 indicators for current best autism practice and the outcomes of the Clackmannanshire and Stirling Council mapping project.
It draws upon the multi-disciplinary expertise of service users, families, carers and a range of professionals from both statutory services and third sector organisations.
There are 6 local goals :
From these 6 local goals, 16 key objectives have been identified.
The work on the Autism Strategy will be coordinated by the newly formed Autism Strategy Implementation Steering Group, which is responsible for the multi-agency delivery, implementation and monitoring of the strategy. This group will report to the Community Planning Partnership, as well as to Directors and Chief Officers of the agencies and services involved.
The purpose of the Autism Strategy Implementation Steering Group is to coordinate the implementation and monitoring of our Autism Strategy.
Specifically, we aim to implement and monitor the delivery of the 16 key local priorities and agreed action points of the strategy, including but not limited to, the following ongoing projects:
The group will meet every month for the first 6 months and thereafter 4 times a year, and will produce a progress report every 6 months.
These reports will be made available on the Autism Forth Valley website and shared with Community Planning Partnership, as well as the Directors and Chief Officers of the agencies and services involved.
Our Autism Strategy consultation closed on 15th December 2014.