Menu of Interventions
In line with Recommendations 10 and 11 of the Strategy, Subgroup 3 collaborated with a multi-agency group, including people on the spectrum and their parents and carers, to produce a much anticipated Menu of Interventions ('the Menu') - a guide to interventions and supports for people on the autism spectrum. The aim of the menu is to help identify available advice and support and set out the referral and assessment process for all other services and interventions.
The menu outlines the background and rationale for the development of the Menu, drawn up to meet the Recommendations 10 and 11 of the Strategy. It lists broad outcomes, restates the requirements of good autism care provision, discusses the potential measurement of outcomes and provides an overview of interventions and supports. In addition, a list of the difficulties and challenges common to people on the spectrum were discerned following lengthy inclusive consultation and it is hoped that identifying ways of addressing these issues provides a practical framework for interventions and supports where required.
This menu is ground-breaking and was much anticipated. It was also launched at the GAP event in November 2013 and will be further disseminated through an event in May and a series of road shows throughout the summer of 2014.
The menu contributes to goals 3 and 4 of the Foundation stage by highlighting the range of interventions available and where they can be used efficiently and effectively in order to support people with ASD.
A copy can be downloaded from the website or is available hard copy.
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