‘Refreshed’ autism strategy is all too stale, say activists

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Government plans to “refresh” England’s autism strategy will do nothing to address its “fundamental flaws”, according to autistic rights campaigners.

The Liberal Democrat care services minister Norman Lamb launched Think Autism, the “refreshed” strategy for adults with autism, at Saracens rugby club in north London this week, but activists are angry that he announced no major improvements.

Lamb said there was a “new focus on building supportive communities, promoting innovative local ideas and services and improving advice and information for people with autism”. read more