Date lodged: 28 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what proportion of the £13.4 million initially allocated to the Strategy for Autism has been spent, and what proportion of that funding remains to be allocated.
Answered by: Shona Robison 25 October 2017
The Scottish Government remains committed to improving the lives of autistic people, their families and carers through the Scottish Strategy for Autism. The initial £13.4million allocated to the strategy has been spent and used to help embed the strategy across local and national services and has focussed on key areas including diagnosis, education and transitions. This funding has also been used to support local and national projects working with autistic people, their families and carers through the Autism Innovation and Development fund.
Current funding is provided to the strategy on an annual basis subject to the UK wide spending review in line with all other Scottish Government departments.