This quality standard covers health and social care services for adults, young people and children with autism. It includes assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders, and care and support for people diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.

Keeping quality standards up to date

We checked this quality standard in 2017. The source guidance on autism spectrum disorder in under 19s: recognition, referral and diagnosis has been updated but no changes to the quality standard were needed.

Next review: August 2018

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