North Yorkshire Autism Strategy 2024 to 2027


Have your say on North Yorkshire's Autism Strategy-- Workshop Planning Sessions September 2023

The Autism Strategy steering group have recently undertaken a number of engagement events with people across North Yorkshire that will inform the joint all age Autism strategy across the Heath sector, Local Authority and the community voluntary sector.

This engagement has been about the lives of autistic people – where they live, where they go to school or work and the communities within which they live. The strategy in North Yorkshire will be developed based on the six National Strategy commitments for autistic children, young people and adults 2021 – 2026.

  • Improving understanding and acceptance of autism within society.
  • Improving autistic children and young people’s access to education, and supporting positive transitions into adulthood.
  • Supporting more autistic people into employment.
  • Tackling health and care inequalities for autistic people.
  • Building the right support in the community and supporting people in inpatient care.
  • Improving support within the criminal and youth justice systems.

We have also included an additional theme, support for parent and carers (who may themselves be autistic).

Further information on the previous Autism Strategy can be found here:


We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has been involved so far and would like to offer a further opportunity to get involved by attending some action planning workshops in September. Details of the sessions are below:

Employment                                8th September        10am - 12                 County Hall, Northallerton

Health Inequalities & diagnosis    12th September       2pm - 5pm              Online

Autism in society                          15th September      10am - 12                County Hall, Northallerton

Criminal & Youth Justice              19th September      10am - 12                Jesmond House, Harrogate

Housing and Support in Adulthood   20th September 10am - 12               Jesmond House, Harrogate

Carers                                         21st September       2pm - 4pm              Online

Education                                    27th September      4pm - 5pm               Online


These sessions are not consultation sessions. The sessions are to help us build the action plan for the draft strategy which will be going out to formal consultation later this year

To book a place please contact: or phone 01609 534299. For more information, or if you are unable to attend but want to be involved, please email