Castlereagh 2nd May 2013 The Scottish Strategy for Autism
Scottish Autism and the Scottish Strategy for Autism Scottish Autism
How did we get here? • Background to Strategy • PHIS Report • Private Member’s Bill • Consultation • Strategy • The Public Health Institute of Scotland (PHIS) 2001
The Scottish Strategy for Autism. FOUNDATIONS: By 2 years 1. Access to mainstream services where these are appropriate to meet individual needs. 2. Access to services which understand and are able to meet the needs of people specifically related to their autism. 3. Removal of short-term barriers such as unaddressed diagnoses and delayed intervention. 4. Access to appropriate post-diagnostic support for families and individuals (particularly when there is a late diagnosis). 5. Adherence to existing commissioning guidelines by local authorities, the NHS, and other relevant service providers.
The Scottish Strategy for Autism. WHOLE LIFE JOURNEY: By 5 years 1. Access to integrated service provision across the lifespan to address the multi‑dimensional aspects of autism. 2. Access to appropriate transition planning across the lifespan. 3. Consistent adoption of good practice guidance in key areas of education, health and social care across local authority areas. 4. Capacity and awareness-building in mainstream services to ensure people are met with recognition of autism rather than ignorance.
The Scottish Strategy for Autism. HOLISTIC PERSONALISED APPROACHES: By 10 years Meaningful partnership between central and local government and the independent sector. Creative and collaborative use of service budgets to meet individual need (irrespective of what the entry route to the system is) Access to appropriate assessment of needs throughout life. Access to consistent levels of appropriate support across the lifespan including into older age.
Subgroups • 1. Achieving Best Value for Services • 2. Cross-agency Collaboration and Involvement • 3. Diagnosis, Intervention and Support • 4. Wider Opportunities and Access to Work • Research • User and Carer Group
Strategy Work and Progress • Autism Development Fund funding local and national projects throughout Scotland • One stop shops • Mapping co-ordination • Autism Network Scotland • Waiting for Assessment Research • Knapp Research • Open University and Strathclyde University Training Initiative
Next Steps Review of progress against the 2 year goals Identification of the “gaps” – where present workstreams may not fully deliver the Goals Results of major research projects: Microsegmentation Outcomes from Development Fund Projects Mapping Project Database and Screening Diagnosis Capacity