Landmark victory

As a supporter of The National Autistic Society (NAS) living in the area, I want to make other local people affected by autism aware that the statutory guidance for the Autism Act 2009 was published on December 17.

This is a landmark victory following three years of campaigning by the NAS and their supporters. This guidance sends a clear message to all local authorities and local NHS Trusts telling them to ensure they are meeting the needs of people with autism.

Now this has been introduced, people can start campaigning locally to make sure that the lives of people with autism are improved. I urge people to take action now by contacting their local Director of Adult Social Care Services and asking when they can expect reforms to happen. – Dr Eliza Kitis, Lynton Lodge, Highbury Grove, N5.