Autism

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 14th March 2011.

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Photo of Hugh O'Donnell Hugh O'Donnell Liberal Democrat

Question S3W-40038

To ask the Scottish Executive what budget has been allocated to the Autistic Spectrum Disorder Reference Group; for what it has been specified; how it will be monitored, and by whom.

Photo of Shona Robison Shona Robison Scottish National Party

In this financial year, a total of £250,000 has been allocated to NHS Lothian, in partnership with others, to address the challenge of existing waiting lists. This is a priority which I have identified and I will be monitoring progress.

In addition, £2.6 million will be available in 2011-12 to take forward the work to implement the recommendations of the draft Scottish Autism Strategy to improve access to better, and more sustainable, services for people with autism.

A further allocation of £3.6 million will be available in future years, subject to the next Scottish Spending Review.

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