Tony Charman, Chair in Autism Education at the Centre for Research in Autism and Education (CRAE), joined Talk about Autism for a live online Q & A on Thursday 6 October to talk about the recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidance.
The new NICE guidance aims to improve recognition, referral and diagnosis, and the experience of children, young people and those who care for them. Tony was part of the guideline development group that jointly wrote the guidance along with other health and education professionals, academics and parents of individuals with autism.
NICE is developing guidance on managing autism in children and young people (due 2013) and in the diagnosis and management of adults on the autism spectrum (due 2012) (see www.nice.org.uk). The NICE guidelines will have an important impact on services for children and young people with autism and their families – setting standards of care that apply to all services in England and Wales.