Delivering better services for children with autism as they grow into adulthood and beyond has been identified as a priority in Inverclyde.
Inverclyde Council’s Policy & Resources Committee has approved £150,000 for the first two years funding for the Autism Implementation Group.
It has been set up to deliver the Inverclyde Autism Strategy which aims to improve the lives of local people with autism.
The strategy was developed by Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership working with families and individuals affected by autism alongside staff working in the public and voluntary sectors.
The ten year plan aims to develop positive and supportive networks, a co-ordinated autism training plan and to deliver access to assessment, diagnosis and support.
The Autism Implementation Group’s members represent the adult and children’s services within the HSCP, education, the Council, voluntary groups, the independent housing sector as well as service users and carers.