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Autism: Training

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 27 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training staff who undertake assessments through Fair Access to Care Services receive in autism spectrum disorders. (187233)

Staff training is the responsibility of local authorities.

“Better Services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder: A note clarifying current Government policy and describing good practice” was published on 16 November 2006. A copy is available in the Library. It clarifies the nature and intent of existing Government policy as it relates to adults with an autistic spectrum disorder.