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Autism: Health Services

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what services are available for adults with autism in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland. (249821)

This information is not held centrally.

At a local level, it is for local health and social care service providers to ensure that people with autism and their carers receive the necessary information and support they require.

We plan to publish commissioning guidance to support local authorities this spring. It will build on the 2006 document

“Better services for people with an autistic spectrum disorder: A note clarifying current Government policy and describing good practice”, which clarified the nature and intent of Government policy as it relates to adults with an autistic spectrum condition.