Explore this approach
The Scottish Strategy for Autism was created to ensure that progress is made across Scotland in delivering quality services for children and adults on the autism spectrum.
Chapter 1 provides an overview of what autism is and the challenges which individuals with the condition and their families face in everyday life. It then describes how the autism strategy will address their needs over the next 10 years.
Chapter 2 explains the context behind each of the recommendations and why these are critical to success.
How to use this self-evaluation approach to improve practice
The 10 indicators for current best practice in the provision of effective ASD services which are detailed in the strategy may be a useful starting point when using the strategy for improvement purposes. These indicators include:
- a need for a local autism strategy;
- a process for ensuring a means of easy access to useful and practical information;
- and a process for collecting data and a multi-agency care pathway.
This resource will help local authority lead officers reflect on their current practice around ASD and determine whether they are strategically planning to meet the needs of this group in the longer term.