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The Autism Strategy (2013-2020) and Action Plan (2013-2016)

This Strategy (2013 – 2020) and Action Plan (2013 – 2016) sets out the NI Executive’s commitment to improving services and support for people with autism in Northern Ireland (NI). It has been prepared as a result of the Autism Act (NI) 2011 which required the DHSSPS to lead on the development and implementation of a cross departmental Autism Strategy.

Publication Date: January 2014
Download in PDF format: The Autism Strategy (2013-2020) and Action Plan (2013-2016) (PDF 3.9MB)
Download in Word format The Autism Strategy (2013-2020) and Action Plan (2013-2016) (MS Word 3.3MB)
Contact Details: You are welcome to contact us by telephone, by fax, by email or in writing.
Telephone: 028 90 522153
Fax: 028 90 522500
In Writing: DHSSPS Autism Strategy Team
Room D1
Castle Buildings


  1. Awareness
  2. Accessibility
  3. Children Young People and Family
  4. Health and Wellbeing
  5. Education
  6. Transitions
  7. Employability
  8. Independence, Choice and Control
  9. Access to Justice
  10. Being Part of the Community
  11. Participation and Active Citizenship
  12. Leadership and Implementation

Alternative Formats

This document is available, on request, in alternative formats - Braille, audio, large print, or as a PDF document. The Department will consider requests to produce this document in other languages. If you require the document in these or other formats please contact the DHSSPS Autism Strategy Team:
Phone: 028 90 522153
Fax: 028 90 522500
Room D1,
Castle Buildings
Belfast BT4 3SQ