Many of you will remember Dr Mike Sills the Consultant Paediatrician who helped so many families. Although he has now retired he is still very much involved in Children’s Services and is passionately keen to improve things. He is working with the MP for Huddersfield, Barry Sheerman, to find out what can be done to improve autism services. They have taken this to London and Mr Sheerman is chairing the Westminster Commission for Autism.
Emily Christou is the Co-ordinator and is travelling round the country collecting facts, opinions, moans, groans and, hopefully, some good news about people’s experiences.
IT IS ONLY WITH SUFFICENT INPUT FROM THOSE HAVING, OR CARING FOR, PEOPLE WITH AUTISM, THAT ANYTHING WILL BE DONE!!
The Government needs to know what the biggest areas of need are and what works. It’s no good saying that you want more educational support for your child unless it is known to make a difference. More Speech and Language Therapy will never be funded unless it is proven to be effective. There is proof that Early Intervention makes a difference – would it have made a difference to your child if they had got an earlier diagnosis?
Please take a look at this letter Westminster commission Autism inquiry and if you would like to share your experiences/views, please look at the blog or email Emily.