Skills for Care, National Development Team for Inclusion and the National Autistic Society have developed three resources to support health and social care commissioners improve how they commission services that support autistic people and improve the outcomes for them and their families.
The following three resources have been developed in partnership with autistic people and organisations that are engaged with autistic people:
Explains the things that you need to analyse, the things that you need to do, and who/what organisations you should engage with. It also has links to useful guidance and information to help you identify and plan the changes needed to improve your commissioning practices to deliver person-centred outcomes for local autistic people.
View the framework
This diagram shows the support services that autistic people and their family members should be able access and therefore the support services you need to commission from diagnosis to post diagnostic assessment including ongoing support.
View the diagram
Population calculator for autistic people
Use can use this tool to estimate the number of autistic people in your area and it covers 2020 to 2035.
View the population calculator
During autumn 2021 we’re planning to run some webinars exploring how to use these resources, sign up to our learning disability and autism newsletter to keep updated.
We would also like to share good commissioning practice examples to support this document so if you have any feedback or examples, please share them with us by emailing email@example.com.