Autism NI is delighted that the Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is confident to publicly launch the NI Autism Strategy which is a requirement of the Autism Act(NI) 2011 which we successfully campaigned for.
Please find at the bottom of the page Minister Poots' Oral Statement on the Autism Strategy which was delivered on 14th January 2014.
The real challenges now lie ahead as these words are turned into real and meaningful action for families living with Autism across Northern Ireland. To view the Autism Strategy and Action Plan for 2013-2016 please click here
Autism Employment Breakfast
Autism NI hosted an Autism Employment Breakfast at Stormont recently. This was attended by the Minister of Employment and Learning, local employers, the Institute of Directors and Employment Agencies. It is hoped that this event will influence, educate and support employers in Northern Ireland to provide adequate opportunities for those living with Autism in unity with the Autism Strategy.
Pictured from left to right: Dr Arlene Cassidy (CEO Autism NI), Linda Brown (Institute of Directors), Dr Stephen Farry (Minister of Employment and Learning)