On 22 February 2018, Paul Davies AM launched a consultation on a draft Autism (Wales) Bill, inviting people to give their views on how the proposed law has been drafted. The consultation is scheduled to close on 17 April 2018.
As drafted, the Bill would require the Welsh Government to publish an autism strategy and guidance on how it should be used. The current Welsh Government already has an Autistic Spectrum Disorder Strategic Action Plan, but the Bill would make sure there would always be an autism strategy (and that the strategy included certain principles), even if the government changed.
The development of the draft Autism (Wales) Bill has been based on responses previously received on a consultation on the general concept of an Autism Bill.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Consultation - Autism (Wales) Bill
National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565