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Autistic Spectrum Condition Commissioning Strategy 2012-15

This commissioning strategy has been developed by the pan Dorset Autistic Spectrum Condition strategy group.  It is a multiagency group which includes a family carer, a self advocate representative and involves representatives from Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, Dorset County Council, the Wessex Autistic Society, Bournemouth Borough Council, Borough of Poole, NHS Dorset clustered with NHS Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset Community Health Services, the Community Adult Asperger Service and the Dorset Adult Aspergers Support Group.

The strategy sets out pan Dorset’s vision for all its adult residents with an Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC).  It describes what the Coalition Government policies on Autistic Spectrum conditions mean for the people of pan Dorset.  The strategy analyses the needs of the local ASC population and uses this information to outline the commissioning intentions for services across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole, hereafter collectively referred to as “pan Dorset”.


The purpose of this strategy is to provide a basis for partnership working on the provision of services, support and signposting to adults with ASC pan Dorset by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth and Poole Unitary Authorities and NHS Dorset.


More information about the ASC Partnership Board can be found on the Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group website.


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Service Unit Head

Commissioning & Improvement - People Services

Borough of Poole

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