Autistic Hackney

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Autistic & live in Hackney?

Autistic Hackney residents are working with the local council and NHS on a new plan to improve services for autistic people. Have your say by joining the Hackney Autism Alliance's user engagement & consultation work group. Email info@autistichackney.org or call Amanda at Healthwatch Hackney on 020 7923 8188 to find out more and tell us how you want to get involved.

Key documents

How the Autism Alliance Board and its work groups are organised

City and Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board

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Autism Alliance Strategy Partnership Board

Purpose: to drive and oversee development and implementation of Hackney Autism Strategy

Status: set up by Hackney Council with formal Cabinet approval

Chairs: Director of Adult Social Care and an autistic Hackney resident

Reps: autistic Hackney residents, POWhER learning disabilities forum, carers, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group, East London Foundation Trust, CAMHS Alliance, London Borough of Hackney (including workforce development, adult social care, housing), Hackney Learning Trust, disabled children’s social care, Hackney CVS, Peter Bedford, Healthwatch Hackney, London Borough of Hackney Housing, Volunteering Matters, Metropolitan Police Hackney, Public Health, DWP

Frequency: meets every two months

Reporting to: City and Hackney Wellbeing Board

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Learning and development work group

Chair: Terry Cocklin (London Borough of Hackney Workforce Development)

Currently looking at training and ‘communications cards’.

Has autistic reps.

User engagement and consultation work group

Chair: Amanda Elliot (Healthwatch Hackney)

Supporting autistic & carer reps, engagement principles and communications.

Mainly autistic and carer reps. More welcome.

Service planning work group

Chair: Toni Dawodu (Head of Special Educational Needs and Disability)

Looking at transition from children’s to adult services and other service gaps.

Needs autistic reps.

Identification and diagnostic work group

Chair: Greg Condon (Clinical Commissioning Group Mental Health Programme Board)

Working on ways people are diagnosed.

Has autistic and carer reps.