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Shaping the autism strategy for Cornwall

Parents, carers, professionals and service users themselves are being asked to provide feedback on services for people with autism in Cornwall.                 

The survey, organised by Cornwall Council, is focussed on a number of key areas; education, health, early help, social care, and leisure and physical activity.

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Mandy Owen, Head of Children’s Psychology Services at Cornwall Council, said: “Our vision is that Cornwall is a county committed to supporting children and young people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASC) to achieve positive outcomes

“Children, young people and their families will be able to access services which meet their needs.

“This survey is open for parents, carers and young people themselves to tell us what they think of services in Cornwall. I would encourage as many families as possible to fill it out and they can help inform our policies going forward.”

Autism is much more common than many people think with around 700,000 people on the autism spectrum in the UK – that's more than 1 in 100. If you include their families, autism is a part of daily life for 2.8 million people.

Sally Hawken, Portfolio holder for Children and Wellbeing, said: “We are dedicated to ensuring that children across Cornwall can access the right opportunities, and those with autism are no different.  This feedback is invaluable for us as we help to shape and mould services for the future.”

The aim of the survey is to understand what is currently going well and what needs to be improved in the services for children and young people with autism. 

If you would like to support this work and take part in the survey, please use the following link: SEND Events Consultation Feedback.

The questionnaire is open until July 17th.