Have your say on the All Age Autism Strategy

July 8, 2016

Autism is a life-long condition affecting about 1 in every 100 people. It affects all races, classes, genders and intellectual abilities. It affects how people see, hear and feel the world. Everyone with autism will experience it differently - but autism affects three main areas of people’s lives:

 

· Social communication (understanding verbal and non-verbal language)

· Social interaction (how we express ourselves and understand the feelings of others)

· Social imagination (the sense we make of the world)

 

Everyone with autism is different. Whilst some people with autism lead independent lives, some may need a lot of support.

 

There is no cure for autism, but early diagnosis and good support has been shown to greatly improve the quality of life of people with autism.

 

City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group are committed to commissioning high quality autism services and working with partner organisations to improve the lives and opportunities for children, young people and adults with autism. We would like you thoughts on the draft strategy and the objectives it contains for 2016 - 2021

 

People can have their say by:

 

 

  • Children and young people aged 10 – 18 years old can attend a workshop to be held on Thursday 28th July 2016, 1 pm – 3 pm in Room 5, The Newhampton Arts Centre, Dunkley Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 4AN. To help with numbers please let us know if you or a child/young person you support would like to attend. They can book their place using the contact details below.

 

  • Drop in to the pop up shop on Thursday 4th August 2016 until 4 pm at Unit 29, The Wulfrun Centre (in the circle by Poundland) all day until 4pm.

 

  • Calling (01902) 551040

 

 

  • Write to:  Shen Campbell, Participation Officer, Joint Commissioning Team, People Directorate, Wolverhampton City Council, 1st Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RT,

 

Information about current consultations (including this one) can be found here http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/4047/Current-consultations. The consultation will close on Tuesday 30th August 2016. Please note that feedback received after this date will not be included.

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