Have your say on All-Age Autism Strategy

We want your views on our proposals to develop an All-Age Autism Strategy. Please share your views by completing our online survey within the main page. You can also feedback by attending one of the listed online events.

Open date: Thursday, 16 February 2023 at 9.00am Close date: Friday, 31 March 2023 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Categories:
  • Children, young people and families
  • Adult social care and health

Please note this consultation is closed

The Proposal

Lambeth Council is engaging with the borough on an All-Age Autism Strategy which will aim to improve services and support for people with autism, regardless of their age.  The strategy will be launched in 2023 and will include a number of initiatives aimed at improving diagnosis and support for people with autism, as well as raising awareness about the condition.

We are seeking views on the strategy from a wide range of stakeholders, including people with autism, their families, and professionals working in the field. The final strategy will set out a number of key objectives, including improving early diagnosis and assessment of autism, increasing the availability of support for adults with autism, and improving training for professionals working with people with autism.

The consultation will focus on 7 key areas, 6 of which are from the National Autism Strategy and 1 further key area which is a local initiative:

  • Theme 1 - Improving understanding and acceptance of autism within society
  • Theme 2 - Improving autistic children and young people's access to education and supporting
  • Theme 3 - Supporting more autistic people into employment
  • Theme 4 - Tackling health and care inequalities for autistic people
  • Theme 5 - Building the right support in the community and supporting people in inpatient care
  • Theme 6 - Improving support within the criminal and youth justice systems
  • Theme 7 - Local Initiative - Improving understanding of the role and working with parents/carers

When the consultation ends

Once the consultation closes, based on the responses, we will develop the final Lambeth All-Age Autism Strategy, which will be published in Winter 2023.

How to respond

Online events

These events are intended to gather feedback and insights from attendees to inform the development of the All Age Autism Strategy. Please register by clicking the relevant teams link on the preferred date:

Date:  Tuesday 21 March 2023
Time:  12-1pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams 
Date:  Thursday 23 March 2023
Time:  12-1pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams 
Date:  Monday 27 March 2023
Time:  7-8pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams 
Date:  Wednesday 29 March 2023
Time:  7-8pm
Location:  Microsoft Teams 

Please also share your views by completing the online survey:

All-Age Autism Survey

An Easy Read version of the survey is also available below:

All-Age Autism Easy Read Survey

Get Involved

We are excited to announce that we are seeking contributions from Lambeth residents in the form of videos, pictures, or even music to express their thoughts and feelings about Autism. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals to share their personal experiences or insights about Autism and how it impacts their lives or the lives of those around them.

If you or someone you know would like to contribute to this initiative, please send your video, picture, or music to ASC Commissioning ASCCommissioning@lambeth.gov.uk.