Date lodged: 8 May 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what support is provided immediately after a diagnosis of autism.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 23 May 2018
This is a matter for Integration Authorities (IAs) and varies across Scotland. In some areas support is provided in-house, while in others it is provided by the national autism charities and local third sector organisations.
We recognise the importance of pre-and post-diagnostic autism support, and that is why the Scottish Government has committed to working with partners to develop a national autism resource. This resource will pull together information on all the national and local resources available to autistic people and their families.