It is such an important time for autistic people in Telford and Wrekin. The publication of the Autism Strategy provides views and opinions on how to shape local services, what is needed to become more autism friendly and to ensure a safer community for autistic people in the local borough. The Autism Strategy also highlights the importance of partnership working, in particular, the work that continues with our engagement partners CVS and the Telford Autism Hub and The Autism Partnership Board.
Working alongside our partners and autistic people, their families, carers and other professionals we are committed to ensuring children, young people and adults, have a sense of purpose, aspiration and belonging in their local communities. It will also support initiatives that create inclusive spaces, raise awareness and acceptance throughout Telford and Wrekin with meaningful and transparent engagement. By focusing on partner agencies and working together to celebrate good work and provide challenge in making access to services easier. We are committed to focusing on the areas that autistic people told us were key in ensuring they were able to live a good life.
It is also important to acknowledge the role of families and carers in ensuring autistic people achieve and have the best possible access to education, recreation, employment, housing, finance information, advice and guidance, pre-and post-assessment support. We all want to make sure Telford understands and accepts autism and we create an inclusive community for all.
The Autism Strategy is ambitious and sets out the vision for Telford and Wrekin to be a place that offers opportunities for people to live healthy and fulfilling lives, where people are supported and valued and where no-one feels disadvantaged. We are all proud to be involved in the development and implementation of the Autism Strategy and will continue to ensure the priorities will be delivered in full for all autistic people.
Last updated: 29/08/2023 13:48