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PE01704: Improve targets and outcomes for autistic people in Scotland


Petitioner: Duncan MacGillivray


Closing Date for Online Petition: 13 September 2018

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that an agenda of real and meaningful change for autistic people is pursued by introducing the following targets and outcomes by 2021:

  • That every person in Scotland going through an autism diagnostic procedure will be assessed within a calendar year and receive a statutory services assessment from a qualified social worker as an integral part of this process, within twelve months from the date of their initial referral.
  • That children with autism in mainstream schools will have their assessed needs for classroom support met by an ASL assistant with a recognised autism qualification as part of a mandatory registration process for ASL professionals.
  • That young adults with autism will have a statutory right to specialist support from their local authority up to the age of 25.
  • That an Autism Act will be in place within the next 5 years to enshrine specific rights and services for autistic people in our legal system.


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Future consultations must facilitate the wider involvement of those affected by autism in Scotland and not be based solely on the views of chosen groups.

More thought must be given as to how to ensure parents and unpaid carers living with autism are supported to be heard.

Inclusion for all is law. Which means more support is required in all schools to meet pupils needs.

Sybil Norrie

18:32 on 15 Aug 2018

With proper support and back up autistic people can contribute to our society

Karen Mackintosh

13:27 on 11 Aug 2018

Autistic people have a lot to offer but just need the openings and chance to prove it

George Gair

13:26 on 11 Aug 2018

The waiting is far too long more needs to be done

Graham Cairns

22:52 on 08 Aug 2018

The lack of services affects families

Linda Mcgilvary

10:10 on 08 Aug 2018

This is such a shame for the children and their families people should not have to fight for this daily

Ruth Miller

23:33 on 07 Aug 2018

Waiting time for assessment is far too long.Once diagnosed the fight continues for the right amount of support within the classroom.Too many children being failed and denied the right to be educated within an environment to suit their needs.

Lesley Leishman

22:54 on 07 Aug 2018

Always needs support happy to help

Christina clark

15:45 on 07 Aug 2018

This is a must for all ages.

Angela cunningham

14:56 on 07 Aug 2018

We need to supplier this and make more changes

Hilary Mckelvie

19:45 on 06 Aug 2018

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