Borders Strategy for Autism

The Scottish Strategy for Autism was published in 2011, marking growing recognition that autism deserves an agenda in its own right. The development of the national strategy ensures progress will continue to be made in delivering quality services for individuals on the spectrum.

In response to the national agenda for autism, the Scottish Borders Council and NHS Borders have developed a joint local strategy, to ensure the needs of individuals on the spectrum of all ages living in the Borders will be acknowledged, and addressed.

This joint plan looks at the priority areas of need, as identified through the national autism mapping project, conducted in 2013.

The mapping project asked people with autism, their parents and carers and professionals what they thought was working well, what needs to improve and any gaps in existing service provision, in the Borders.

Now they would like to collect views on these priorities via an online survey.

For a paper version or support to complete this questionnaire, contact Neil Hendry on 0131 220 1075 or 07900 740865, or e-mail Neil.Hendry@aiscotland.org.uk