Sajid Javid – 2021 Comments on Autism

The comments made by Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 21 July 2021.

Improving the lives of autistic people is a priority and this new strategy, backed by almost £75 million in the first year, will help us create a society that truly understands and includes autistic people in all aspects of life. It will reduce diagnosis waiting times for children and adults and improve community support for autistic people. This is crucial in reducing the health inequalities they face, and the unacceptable life expectancy gap that exists today.