National Autism Strategy
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is writing a National Autism Strategy. This strategy will help us to improve the way we support our autistic population and their families, by making sure services are provided fairly, effectively, and where they will do the most good.
A public consultation will be running, from 29 Apr – 10 June 2022, to collect the views and experiences those on our Island with a knowledge of Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC), including;
- members of our community, diagnosed or undiagnosed, with Autism Spectrum Conditions, including Asperger’s
- friends, relatives or carers of people who are autistic
- professionals directly working with those with ASC
Use this link to complete the consultation.
There will also be a series of drop-in sessions for anyone who would prefer to answer the questions in person, where an officer will be on hand to support people to respond to the consultation if they require assistance or would like to discuss the questions beforehand.
These sessions will be supported by our partners, with a representative available from Autism Initiatives, Autism in Mann, Crossroads, or University College Isle of Man available at all sessions.
You can book a specific time-slot at any of these drop-in sessions using the links below. We will do our best to accommodate any special requirements – please contact DHSCEngagement@gov.im for more information.
Monday 9 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm with Autism Initiatives, at The Oaks, May Hill, Ramsey
Thursday 12 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm with Autism Initiatives, at Nunnery Howe, Old Castletown Road, Douglas
Tuesday 17 May, 4pm - 6pm at UCM, Homefield Road, Douglas
Thursday 19 May, 1pm-3pm with Autism in Mann, Centre 21, Greenfield Road, Douglas
Friday 20 May, 10am - 12pm at UCM, Homefield Road, Douglas
Friday 27 May, 12pm – 2pm with Crossroads, Units B5 & B6, Eden Business Park, Cooil Road, Douglas
Printed copies of the consultation are also available at Wellbeing Partnerships located across the Island.
Anyone interested in attending one of these locations is encouraged to book an appointment and help will be available if required.
Southern Wellbeing Partnership
Isle of Man
Telephone: 01624 686109
Western Wellbeing Partnership
Western Wellbeing Centre
Telephone: 01624 685846
Northern Wellbeing Partnership
Gary Lord, Northern Wellbeing Partnership Lead - 685156
Caroline Jagger, Northern Wellbeing Partnership Coordinator - 686432