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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20262: Edward Mountain (Highlands and Islands)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 28 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how it monitors and reviews the implementation by NHS boards of each recommendation in the Scottish Strategy for Autism.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 11 December 2018

The Scottish Government is committed to improving the lives of autistic people through the implementation of the Scottish Strategy for Autism.

Integration Authorities are responsible for the strategic planning and decision making for all functions delegated to them, including autism services, in line with their statutory responsibilities under the Public Bodies (Scotland) Act (2014).

The Scottish Strategy for Autism: outcomes and priorities 2018-2021 was published in March 2018 and is available at: https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-strategy-autism-outcomes-priorities-2018-2021

As part of this update, an Autism Strategy Review Group has been established to review and monitor progress in achieving the priorities and outcomes.