We asked ASD people, families, carers and professionals to share their experience on the services received and whether the local goals and objectives were appropriate to meet the challenges experienced.
Seventy people answered the online questionnaire and 100 took part to the consultation events. Over 80% of the respondents strongly agreed with 6 local goals and Key objectives.
We collated all answers received and used these to inform the development and implementation of the strategy.
Results Updated 5 Nov 2015
The Autism Strategy for Stirling & Clackmannanshire is a 10-year plan that makes a commitment to improving services and support for adults and children with autism, their families and carers.
In 2011, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils took part in a national mapping project. It was identified that further work was required to fully understand existing provision of services and to gather the views of as many people as possible on the autistic spectrum.
A multi agency steering group was established to progress the development of the strategy and local plan. Members of the steering group comprised individuals with ASD, families, carers, representatives from Social Services, Education, Housing, Local Area Co‑ordination, Health, Employment Support, Criminal Justice, Police, Advocacy, Autism specific agencies as well as Third Sector organisations.
Further engagement and consultation resulted in the identification of 6 local goals and 16 key priorities. The goals and identified actions are divided in to timeframes of 2, 5 and 10 years. The action plan describes what we wish to achieve in terms of outcomes and identifies key agencies, responsibilities and timeframes. The strategy and action plans will be delivered and monitored through the multi agency steering group and the Health and
Social Care Partnership.
The questionnaire can be completed by children, young people and adults with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents, carers, professionals and anyone with an interest in autism and the local strategy. Not all questions may be relevant to all individuals.
How long does it take to complete?
The questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Responses will be anonymous and confidential unless you choose to give your contact details.
What Happens Next
All results will be collated in January 2015 and will be included in the final strategy which will form the basis for the development and delivery of autism services in Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
The final version of the strategy will be signed off by Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils Community Planning Partnership in the first quarter of 2015.
It will be available on the Scottish Government website and Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council websites.