The Autism Self-Assessment Exercise 2014 was the third national exercise to look at the progress being made in implementing the Adult Autism Strategy. Local authorities were asked to co-ordinate local responses, but were asked to seek views from local partners, particularly health care partners, and including people with autism and their families. Questions covered broadly the same areas as the 2013 exercise. In a number of cases questions were modified slightly, or additional questions added, for clarification. This link will find the responses to the 2013 exercise
One hundred and forty-nine local authorities submitted responses that were included in the analysis.
The findings of the exercise are published on this page in various formats. Here you can download reports on the main themes drawn from the responses to the questions, a collection of personal stories, a review version of the data and PDFs of local authorities’ returns, and a set of presentation slides for each government office region area. This year four new questions were added offering an opportunity for local authorities to describe briefly developments they had made in response to Think Autism, services locally considered successful and how they were spending the new funds made available as part of the launch of Think Autism. Summaries of responses are included in the main response but in addition we are providing a full set of the responses to these questions in spreadsheet format.
1. Detailed report and thematic analysis
In this report we present the detailed findings for each question with some indications of the changes since the 2013 responses where appropriate.
The detailed report can be downloaded here.
2. Personal stories
This document presents the stories which were submitted as part of the self-assessment exercise. Some stories are the words of people with autism. Others were clearly written by carers or advocates either about their own experiences, or on behalf of people with autism.
Stories are grouped into broad themes and edited where necessary to ensure anonymisation. Otherwise they are presented as submitted to us.
The personal stories report can be downloaded here.
3. Local good practice
This spreadsheet contains the responses to the local good practice questions. Some stories are the words of people with autism. Others were clearly written by carers or advocates either about their own experiences, or on behalf of people with autism.
This spreadsheet is divided into four tabs, one for each of the questions. Some of the responses were edited for readability and to protect the identification of individuals.
This spreadsheet contains all the submitted local good practice statements provided.
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4. Review version of the responses
This spreadsheet provides all the responses, including the additional comments, by local authorities. This makes it easy to pick a question and compare the responses from different areas. Filters make it easy to select questions, regions and local authorities.
This spreadsheet contains all of the responses provided.
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5. Regional slides Some regional slides have been produced to support local discussions:
6. Individual area files PDF versions of each local authorities returns can be downloaded are listed below.