Autism (Scotland) Bill (SPICe Briefing 10/72)

Briefing that explains what the "autistic spectrum‟ is and examines statistics on its prevalence in the UK.

It summarises responses to the Member's consultation on the proposal for an autism strategy, considers the financial and legal implications of the Bill and provides an overview of existing legislation and policy relating to individuals on the autistic spectrum.

It outlines the recommendations made in the Scottish Government‟s draft Autism Strategy consultation and provides a summary of the written evidence received by the Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee on the Bill.

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Author: 
Fiona Mullen
Publisher: 
Scottish Parliament Information Centre (SPICe)
Published: 
2011
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