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At the start of Autism Awareness Week, Minister for Social Services & Public Health, Rebecca Evans, announced additional funding of £7m for the National Integrated Autism Service.  The announcement brings the total amount of funding allocated to supporting autism services in Wales to £13m up to 2021.

Wales is the first part of the UK to create a national service to provide lifetime support to children & adults with autism, and their families.  The innovative service, which will be rolled out across the country by 2018, will provide new adult diagnostic services; support for families & carers; help with transition from child to adult provision and training for professionals.
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WAG:  Extra £7m for innovative all-Wales autism service

New wide range of improved support & care for adults & children with autism

New autism service for Wales to be established

NHS England backs new services to transform care for people with a learning disability and/or autism

CQC sets out updated registration guidance for providers that support people with learning disability services

IPC Programme expands to improve services for millions with complex needs

Government backs social project helping disabled people into work

Sharing lives, improving lives – Fiona Clark

Disabled children almost twice as likely to be the target of crime

Progress towards building the right support for people with a learning disability or autism

Increased mental health services for those arrested

Welcome to my world – Aaron Wood

Sentence reduction for guilty pleas: risks in new guideline

IPCC recommends Sussex Police makes improvements after 11-year-old disabled girl held in cells overnight

Volunteering helps people and helps me too – Aaron Wood

Doctors urged to help stop ‘chemical restraint’ as leading health professionals sign joint pledge

People with a learning disability have a key role – Dr Julie Higgins

Having a job has turned my son’s life around – Trevor Clower

£10m to boost employment prospects of young people with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties

New NICE quality standard to improve prevention & management of behaviour that challenges in people with learning disabilities

Homes not hospitals’ for people with learning disabilities

Britain must do more to tackle ‘virus of social isolation’ says EHRC

Progress in autistic care in England

Wirral council asked to reconsider school transport decisions for children with special educational needs

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Tailor management of autism in children & young people to individual needs

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