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Autism spectrum disorder 

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We are committed to working to improve the lives of children and adults with autism spectrum disorder.

We understand the challenges people with autism and their families face every day. Effective support services are vital. 

The national integrated autism service supports work to achieve the aims of the plan.   

The plan outlines actions to:

  • introduce a 26-week waiting time target from referral to first appointment for children with autism
  • transform the education support for children with autism spectrum disorder 
  • implement a national assessment pathway for children
  • improve employment opportunities for people with autism
  • support organisations to become autism-friendly
  • publicise information and resources.