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Dr.Stephen Ladyman MP answers our Autism Question
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The call for the 'Personalisation' of Public Services for all people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the UK

Health Minister Dr.Stephen Ladyman MP

Dr.Stephen Ladyman MP was recently online and he answered our question on autism in the Big Conversation series.

Q: The Autism Awareness Campaign UK are calling for the 'personalisation' of public services for all people with autism and asperger's syndrome in our country - will you back this call?

Stephen Ladyman:

Autism has long been one of my interests even before I became a minister (my portfolio includes autism now).

People often write to me and ask if I support the All Party Groups Manifesto for Autism and I have to remind them that I helped write it when I was chair of the APPGA. As minister I remain committed to driving forward the improvement in services for people with autism and I was heartened to read the APPGA annual report back on the manifesto and see their acknowledgement that we are moving forward in lots of areas.

As to your question ... all care services should become person centred and the new 'vision' for adult social care will have much to say on this. The NSF for Children which will use autism as an examplar will also have much in it that I think will encourage you.