Date lodged: 12 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will provide a breakdown of spending each year in relation to its autism strategy.
Answered by: Clare Haughey 2 May 2019
Information on funding is included in the Budget Bill which is published annually. 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. It is expected that £3m will be allocated to the strategy in financial year 2019-20.
The Scottish Government remains committed to improving the lives of autistic people, their families and carers through the Scottish Strategy for Autism. The funding allocated to the strategy, as detailed below, has been spent and used to help embed the strategy across local and national services and has focussed on key outcomes 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 funds.