ANDREW Miller has welcomed the introduction of a strategy to transform support for autistic people.
The Ellesmere Port and Neston MP, along with the National Autistic Society (NAS), has been calling for improvements in health, social care and other public services for those with autism.
He said: “I am delighted that the adult autism strategy has been published. The Autism Act, which became law towards the end of last year, gives the strategy legal power.
“This means local authorities and NHS services who fail to provide support for people with autism will be breaking the law.
“This vitally important strategy is the first stage and I’m delighted people with autism have won the recognition they need and deserve.”
Mark Lever, chief executive of the NAS, said: “This long-awaited strategy is the first step to ensuring adults with autism will be able to enjoy the same rights and freedoms as the rest of society.
“Crucially, the strategy recognises the importance of specialist autism teams which we know are extremely successful at driving improvements in autism support.”