A welcome from our Chair, Robert Buckland:
'Autism', 'autism spectrum disorder' and 'Asperger syndrome' are terms that are increasingly entering public consciousness. The number of people who are diagnosed with those conditions is rising. That is the result of a growing awareness of the conditions and the greater specialism that is now available. However, far too many people are not having their needs met. The role of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism is to bring together MPs, Peers and members of the public who have a shared common concern in advancing the interests of individuals with the condition and their families. In this, we have in no small part been helped by my predecessors as Chairs: Liz Blackman, Stephen Ladyman, Janet Dean and Charlotte Leslie."
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The official objective is:
"To raise awareness of issues affecting people with autism and Asperger syndrome, their families and carers; to raise Parliamentary awareness of autism; to campaign for changes to government policy to benefit people with autism and Asperger syndrome and improve diagnosis or, support for, people with autism and Asperger syndrome."