People are being invited to help shape services for young people and adults with autism in Wolverhampton.

The City of Wolverhampton Council and Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group have developed a draft strategy for future service provision and now want people to have their say.

Autism is a lifelong neurodevelopmental condition. Although a spectrum disorder, meaning individuals are affected in different ways, people with autism have difficulties communicating and with social interaction and social imagination. 

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "We are committed to commissioning high quality autism services and working with partner organisations to improve the lives and opportunities for children, young people and adults with autism.

"Many people with autism are able to live independent lives, but others may need support or access to services to achieve their full potential and lead fulfilled and happy lives, and we want to ensure that the right help and support is available to them."

People can have their say by taking part in an online survey at Type=links;Linkid=7297;Title=All Age Autism Strategy Consultation;Target=_blank;, or by attending a consultation event at Action for Independence (A4I), Albert Road, Wolverhampton, on Monday 20 June from 10am to 12pm.

There will also be a consultation event at Unit 29 next to Poundland in the Wulfrun Centre on Thursday 4 August and a session for young people aged 10 to 15 at Newhampton Arts Centre on Thursday 28 July from 1pm to 3pm.

Alternatively, people can have their say by calling 01902 551040 or emailing

For more information, please visit Type=articles;Articleid=1848;Title=Current consultations;.  The consultation closes on Tuesday 30 August, 2016.

  • released: Monday 13 June, 2016