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(National Assembly for Wales) Draft Autism (Wales) Bill

26 February 2018

On 22 February 2018, Paul Davies AM launched a consultation on a draft Autism (Wales) Bill.

As drafted, the Bill would require the Welsh Government to publish an autism strategy and guidance on how it should be used.

The current Welsh Government already has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan, but the Bill would make sure there would always be an autism strategy (and that the strategy included certain principles), even if the government changed.

The development of the draft Autism (Wales) Bill has been based on responses previously received on a consultation on the general concept of an Autism Bill.

​Getting Involved

If you are interested in leading or contributing to this response, please contact us as soon as possible.

The deadline for commenting is Friday 6th April using the attached response form.

Please note:

  • The Society will only produce ONE response to any consultation.
  • Any response that goes under the Society logo MUST be signed off by the relevant Board Chair and Branch Chair in the case of Devolved Nations.
  • Responses on behalf of particular Divisions / Faculties /Member Networks are not permitted under any circumstances.
  • Please do refer to the British Psychological Society Consultation Processes document which is attached before writing and sending any comments
  • Please ensure that all comments are based on Published Evidence and not solely on Clinical opinion

If you have any queries at all - please do not hesitate to get in touch.


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