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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-16514: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

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.