Building on the national multi-agency work on Autism since the publication of the “Progress Report on Think Autism: the updated strategy for adults with autism in England” and the Autism Self-Assessment Framework 2016, the Department of Health has commissioned the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) to provide further support to local authorities with the implementation of the Autism Strategy.  Many of the actions that cover local authorities in the Autism statutory guidance are advisory and not mandatory.  This work will act as a reminder and re-enforce some of the key advisory issues.

ADASS is now inviting quotes to undertake further work on Autism, in 2017.