[Mr. Martin Caton in the Chair] — Children and Young People with Autism

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:06 am on 8th October 2008.

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Photo of Geoffrey Cox Geoffrey Cox Conservative, Torridge and West Devon 10:06 am, 8th October 2008

Has the hon. Gentleman considered that his suggestion should apply well before the parents ever get to a tribunal? We should give independent advocacy assistance to parents who suspect that they need a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder but do not know where to get it, how to gain access to it or how to argue for it.