The refreshed national autism strategy has been extended to children and young people, recognising that many autistic people can live well in their own homes if these are adapted to their needs. Since 2010, we have invested more than £4 billion in the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), delivering an estimated 490,000 home adaptations. The number of children with an autism diagnosis who received a DFG in each of the last five years is not held centrally.
Foundations, the national body for Home Improvement Agencies, has published a guide for local authorities ‘A Guide to Adaptations For Children and Young People With Behaviours That Challenge’ which includes advice on DFGs for autistic children and young people and those with learning disabilities. The guidance is available at the following link: