Alison Thewliss MP supported the National Autism Project at the launch of their Autism Agenda at a recent event in Westminster.
There are an estimated 700,000 autistic people living in the UK. The Autism Agenda showcases the National Autism Project’s recommendations to highlight barriers that autistic people face and how these can be addressed. These include timely identification and diagnosis, removing barriers to accessing social care and fighting stigma and discrimination.
Supporting the National Autism Project on the day were major national charities – the National Autistic Society, Autistica and the Autism Alliance as well as the Westminster Commission on Autism.