Who Killed The Autism Bill?

There is now just the one weblink left to the failed Autism Bill:-
http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/17844.aspx

Media coverage of the Autism Bill and Strategy for Autism

http://www.thecourier.co.uk/Community/Health/article/9550/autism-strateg...
http://www.scotsman.com/scotland/Holyrood--rejects-plea-for.6688691.jp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/democracylive/hi/scotland/newsid_9353000/9353572.stm
The latter is video footage of the Autism Bill debate. I counted 16 MSPs in
the chamber, including the Minister, Shona Robison.

THE SCOTTISH STRATEGY FOR AUTISM
The direct weblink is:-
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/11/01120340/0
- The Scottish Strategy for Autism

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/11/02132002
- Scot. Gov.'s press release

The government says that it plans to spend £13.4 million on this 4 year
strategy - but I await clarification of where that funding will go.

Contrast and compare the `draft` Scottish Autism Strategy with the final
document. Do you see a difference? Do you think they've taken on board any of
the many critical comments made by service users and even by professionals
and some service providers? Answers, as they say ....

We've provided links for the best submissions - and also a few of the worst
(yes, Dundee City, you win the can of raspberries!)

Draft Autism Strategy
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/09/07141141/0
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/323742/0104252.pdf
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2010/09/09140357
- News Release about Draft Autism Strategy

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/care/adult-care-and-support/lea...
- Autism Spectrum Disorder Reference Group Note of Meeting 11 February 2010
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/01/13144217/0
- Draft Autism Strategy Consultation responses
some responses
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110961.pdf
- response from Autism Rights
Individual Responses
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110914.pdf
- from Alan Tubb
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110931.pdf
- from Christine Mahoney
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110930.pdf
- from Christine MacVicar
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110932.pdf
- from Dave Cunningham
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110933.pdf
- from Debi Brown
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110937.pdf
- from James Martin
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110943.pdf
- from Lynne Moffat
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110939.pdf
- from Janette Robb
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110945.pdf
- from Maureen Stockdale - this has to be the shortest, bluntest of the
responses!
`Dear Mr Kelly I have one thing to say - "UNFIT FOR PURPOSE"`
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110946.pdf
- from Neil Robertson, who concentrates on ASD within the Criminal Justice
System
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337148/0110627.pdf
- We don't know who wrote this, but it's so Good, it had to be on our
website!
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110951.pdf
- some responders didn't even understand that this was a consultation on a
Draft Autism Strategy, they thought it was a consultation on an Autism Bill -
a clear indication of why there should not have been back to back
consultations on the Autism Bill and the Draft Autism Strategy

Groups and Organisations
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110980.pdf
- from `Health and Happiness `
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110956.pdf
- from ARChive
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110995.pdf
- from Scottish Autism Research Group (SARG) - academic researchers
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110991.pdf
- from Parents of ASD Adults (PASDA)
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110989.pdf
consideration of the needs of the most impaired people with ASD.
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110990.pdf
- Parent Inclusion Network
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0111006.pdf
- Turning Point
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0111003.pdf
- Dundee Parent Group
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337763/0110977.pdf
- response from Glasgow City Council - the best from the local authorities
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/Doc/337148/0110617.pdf
- Dundee Council submission on Draft Autism Strategy - they don't think
there's even a need for a Strategy!