Date lodged: 23 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government what discussions it has had with South Lanarkshire Council regarding autism services in East Kilbride.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 30 November 2016
The Scottish Government is committed to ensuring that the needs of people with autism are met through the Scottish Strategy for Autism.
Whilst the Scottish Government have not had direct discussions with South Lanarkshire in recent months the government funded National Autism Team based at Strathclyde University have, at the request of Scottish Government and South Lanarkshire, continued to support South Lanarkshire in their remodelled Autism Services.
We are aware that there is much good work taking place in East Kilbride and across South Lanarkshire in autism services both in the third and statutory sectors. I hope South Lanarkshire continues to improve local services for people with autism and their families.