Have your say on new autism plan consultation

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IMPROVING awareness of autism and ensuring young people have support when looking for work, education and training are the centrepieces of a three-year plan aimed at helping young people with the condition.

The new approach has been set out by the Hampshire Children’s Autism Strategy Group, and is now out for consultation.

A partnership including health, social care, education, the voluntary sector and parents have developed the planned improvements overseen by Hampshire’s health and wellbeing board.

Councillor Keith Mans, who is in charge of children’s services at Hampshire County Council, said: ‘Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that can affect the way a person relates to the world around them.

‘I would urge people to share their views so that we can continue to provide services that meet needs.’

The consultation runs until November 7.

Paper copies are available. Call 07590 305082 or email heidi.robinson@hants.gov.uk.