We work with NHS England to improve access to care in the community for autistic children and young people and those with learning disabilities.
Our focus is on improving the quality of the broader health systems so that autistic children and young people and those with learning disabilities can live happy and meaningful lives, as we know that this population face many health inequalities.
We achieve this by working with professionals and experts-by-experience who are directly involved in work with the care of autistic children and young people and those with learning disabilities to gain a holistic view of what the current landscape is and what can be done to bridge the gaps.
For example, The Council for Disabled Children has developed guidance with NHS England and Health Education England to support the set up and roll out of Keyworking pilots across England.
It has been designed through extensive consultation and co-production with key stakeholders including parents, young people, Learning Disability and Autism commissioners and service leads.
The guidance is designed to support pilots in their planning, delivery and testing of the Learning Disability and Autism keyworker function.
CDC has also produced a guide for parents and carers to support effective conversations about medication for autistic children and young people and those with a learning disability.