National strategy for autistic children, young people, and adults: 2021 – 2026

The Government published the next strategy to improve the lives of autistic people on 21 July 2021.

Strategy to improve the lives of autistic people

The Government published the next strategy to improve the lives of autistic people in July 2021. This is the first across government strategy which covers children and young people as well as adults. LGA Care and Health Improvement Programme briefing on The National Strategy for Autistic People, Children and Young People 2021 to 2026.

The strategy has been informed by independent research commissioned from the Policy Innovation Research Unit to undertake into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on autistic people and their families.

The Government also commissioned Skills for Care, the National Development Team for Inclusion and the National Autistic Society to produce a guide to help commissioners to identify local demand and develop the right services and support for autistic people, which is published alongside this strategy