Strategy for Autism

Autism Forth ValleyThe National Autism Strategy has provided the context for the development of Stirling and Clackmannanshire's local Autism Strategy and Implementation Plan.  It covers the needs of children and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families and carers, focusing on increasing opportunities and achieving better outcomes across the lifespan.

Our strategy is a ten year plan; it takes into consideration the recommendations made by the National Autism Strategy, 2011, the 10 indicators for current Best Autism Practice and the outcomes of the Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council mapping project.  It draws upon the multi-disciplinary expertise of Autism Strategy stakeholders - service users, families, carers and a range of professionals from both statutory services and third sector organisations.

Autism Strategy for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

There are 6 local goals and 16 key objectives in the Autism Strategy for Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

Implementing the Autism Strategy for Stirling and Clackmannanshire

Autism Strategy workstreams are coordinated by the Autism Strategy Implementation Steering Group, responsible for the multi-agency delivery, implementation and monitoring of the strategy.  This group reports to the Community Planning Partnership, as well as to Directors and Chief Officers of the agencies and services involved.

The Autism Strategy Implementation Steering Group co-ordinates the implementation and monitoring of the Autism Strategy for Stirling and Clackmannanshire.  Specifically, we aim to implement and monitor the delivery of the 16 key local priorities and agreed action points of the strategy, including but not limited to, the following ongoing projects:

  • Autism Forth Valley website - completion of the site and maintenance
  • Online directory of local services - completion and maintenance
  • Autism Forth Valley social media - promotion and monitoring of activities
  • Autism App - completion, launch and monitoring
  • Autism Awareness month April 2016 - plan and organise events
  • Develop, implement and monitor the Safe Place Scheme for Stirling and Clackmannanshire if funding received (notification of outcomes of the bids shortly forthcoming)
  • Development of a system of performance monitoring

The group met every month for the first 6 months and thereafter meets 4 times a year, and will produce a biannual progress report.  These reports will be made available on the Autism Forth Valley website and shared with Community Planning Partnership, as well as the Directors and Chief Officers of the agencies and services involved.

To find out more about our local Autism strategy please contact our Autism Development Officer

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