Consultation launches to seek the views of people with autism in Telford and Wrekin
Telford and Wrekin Council and Autism West Midlands are launching a consultation to get the views of people with autism, their families and carers and professionals across the borough on the services and support available to them.
We need your views to shape how advice, information, services and support for autistic people is provided in Telford and Wrekin in the future.
Our goal is to raise awareness of autism and work towards more autism-friendly communities in Telford and Wrekin.
Cllr Andy Burford, the council’s Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care said: “We want autistic people to live in a borough where they are active members of their communities, developing to their full potential.
“Together with our partner organisations, we are committed to improve the lives and opportunities for our borough’s young people and adults with autism, their families and carers.”
We are working in partnership with Autism West Midlands to engage with people and develop a new strategy that will help shape future services for autistic adults and their families across Telford and Wrekin.
The consultation takes place between 18 October and 10 December 2021.
The autism strategy consultation will kick off with a virtual launch event on Thursday, 21 October 2021 – anyone interested is welcome to attend. To book a place, please go to Eventbrite website.
We want to get as many views as possible from autistic adults, their families and carers.
Cllr Andy Burford added: “This consultation is all about working together with people and partners to shape the future of services in Telford and Wrekin.
“We want to hear about your experiences of autism.
“We want to know what is important to you, what works well for you and the things that you may struggle with.
“To take part in the consultation, go to www.telford.gov.uk/autism “
Hilary McGlynn, operations manager at Autism West Midlands, added: “We very much welcome the autism consultation launched together with Telford & Wrekin Council.
“It’s a great opportunity to hear directly from autistic residents, their families and carers across the borough about how we can continue to best support them to live healthy, active and independent lives.
“We are inviting people to have their say in helping us shape a strategy.”
There are a number of ways people can take part in the borough’s autism consultation:
Join the virtual launch event of the consultation, on 21 October, 9am-10am. Book your place
Fill in the survey on the Council’s website or request a paper copy of the survey to be delivered to your home, by emailing email@example.com
Attend virtual or face-to-face engagement sessions led by Autism West Midlands, book your place on the Autism West Midlands website
oTuesday, 2 November, 1.30 pm- 2.30 pm – online engagement event
oThursday, 11 November, 10am-11.30am – face-to-face engagement event at Meeting Point House, Telford
oTuesday, 22 November, 7pm-8pm - online engagement event
Anyone with questions on the Telford and Wrekin’s autism consultation can contact the Council’s autism support team on firstname.lastname@example.org