Suffolk autism services come under the spotlight

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Suffolk County Council has launched the 2015 adult autism survey as part of its commitment to empower adults in Suffolk to live independent, healthy and fulfilled lives within their local communities.

The survey can be completed by adults with autism themselves, their carers or of course, together. Responses will help the Suffolk County Council learn more about what is important for people living in Suffolk with autism and help to ensure there are innovative and accessible local community led support networks available.

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Councillor Alan Murray, Suffolk County Council’s cabinet member for health and adult care, said:

“This survey will enable us to learn more about what is important for people living with autism and their carers in Suffolk, and in particular, the availability of local community support.

“We would like to hear about experiences in accessing local services and through this raise awareness of the voluntary community support groups in place that will help those affected by autism to lead a healthy and fulfilling life.

“Responses to the survey will help to identify new and exciting ways that will inspire Suffolk people to work together and support each other to build ‘autism friendly communities’.

“I encourage all those with lives affected by autism to take part in the survey and help us shape better support going forward.”

A summary of survey responses will be put onto Suffolk County Councils ‘My Life’ web site during early March.

The survey can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/adultautismsuffolk

If a paper copy of the survey is required please contact: Steven Emmerson on 01473 265350, or email steven.emmerson@suffolk.gov.uk.