Adult Autism Strategy: next steps

The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England, Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives, was published in March 2010. The strategy sets out a long-term vision and ambition to improve health outcomes for adults with autism.

On 1 April 2011, to help deliver the strategy, the Department invited all local authorities to complete a self assessment framework questionnaire as part of a data gathering exercise on adults with autism.

The attached letter from Bruce Calderwood, Director of Mental Health and Disability, to all directors of adult social services, sets out an additional list of questions to be included as part of the self assessment framework exercise.

The adult autism strategy fulfilling and rewarding lives: Evaluating progress – next steps in the national self assessment framework exercise