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Consultation opens on National Autism Strategy

DHSC seeking views from those on the spectrum

A  new consultation has opened into the development of a National Autism Strategy for the Isle of Man.

It aims to collect the views and experiences of residents with Autism Spectrum Conditions.

The Department of Health and Social Care is inviting views - particularly from those (diagnosed and undiagnosed) on the autism spectrum (including Asperger’s) - as well as their friends, family, carers or professionals who provide support services for those living with the condition.

The consultation will close on 10 June - you can find it HERE.

Health Minister Lawrie Hooper said: "The creation of a National Autism Strategy will allow [them] to ensure the services are provided fairly, effectively and where they will do the most good."

A number of drop-in sessions will begin next week where people are asked to share their thoughts.

They are: 

• Tuesday 3 May, 10am - 12pm at Nunnery Howe, Old Castletown Road, Douglas

• Monday 9 May, 10.30am - 12.30pm at The Oaks, May Hill, Ramsey

• Thursday 12 May, 5.30pm - 7.30pm at Nunnery Howe, Old Castletown Road, Douglas

• Tuesday 17 May, 4pm - 6pm at UCM, Homefield Road, Douglas

• Thursday 19 May, 1pm - 3pm with Autism in Mann, Centre 21, Greenfield Road, Douglas

• Friday 20 May, 10am - 12pm at UCM, Homefield Road, Douglas

• Friday 27 May, 12pm -2pm with Crossroads, Units B5 & B6, Eden Business Park, Cooil Road, Douglas


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