National Autism Project – Archived Events

National Autism Project – Belfast Meeting

NAP has always maintained that it is a UK-wide project and to that end, we held workshops in all four nations of the UK prior to the publication of our report, The Autism Dividend, and subsequent launch meetings ...
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National Autism Project – Meetings in London

During last summer, we held discussion meetings in London on policy and practice with a number of government agencies – the Department of Health (now the Department of Health and Social Care) together with a representative from the ...
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National Autism Project farewell event

On Tuesday 12th December, the National Autism Project (NAP) held its last event in the House of Lords kindly sponsored by Lord Keith Bradley. While this was a time to celebrate NAP’s achievements, notably its report The Autism ...
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National Autism Project – Autistic Advisory Panel third meeting

The last meeting of the Autistic Advisory Panel (AAP) in its current form took place on Monday 6 November 2017.  As was announced at the Strategy Board meeting in October the important and powerful role played by the ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board sixth meeting

The sixth and final meeting of the NAP Strategy Board met on October 12th in Oxford. The three year project officially finishes at the end of December, so it was a time to reflect on past success but ...
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National Autism Project – The Parliamentary drop-in meeting

Working with our partners, Incisive Health, we organised a drop-in meeting for parliamentarians in the House of Commons on 24th October. We are enormously grateful to Cheryl Gillan MP, chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism, ...
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National Autism Project – Funders Forum

t Our meeting for funders of autism research was held on 25th October. We had extended invitations to a broad range of funding agencies, charitable trusts and foundations, whether they had a track record of funding autism research ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board fifth meeting

The fifth meeting of the NAP Strategy Board met on April 6th in Oxford. It was an occasion to celebrate the publication of “The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment” and to reflect on the feedback ...
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National Autism Project – Presentation of the Autism Dividend in Wales and Scotland

On 1st February, the National Autism Project report, The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment was presented at an event in the Senedd of the National Assembly for Wales. The event was kindly sponsored by Dr ...
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The National Autism Project Report launch

On Tuesday 17 January 2017 the National Autism Project (NAP) launched its new report, The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment, in the House of Lords. The report examines the evidence for the effectiveness and cost ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board fourth meeting

The fourth Strategy Board meeting took place on October 11th 2016, a few days after the Autistic Advisory Panel meeting. Ian Ragan reported on activities, meetings and presentations that had taken place since the last occasion and later ...
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National Autism Project – Autistic Advisory Panel second meeting

The Autistic Advisory Panel held its second meeting on October 6th at the Friends’ Meeting House in Euston Road, London. It was attended by all the members of the AAP except Dr Yo Dunn and Dr Wenn Lawson, ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board third meeting

The third Strategy Board meeting of NAP took place on April 21st in Balliol College, Oxford. The main item of the agenda was the recruitment of Incisive Health to lead our campaign in the second phase of the ...
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National Autism Project – Autistic Advisory Panel first meeting

All the members of the Autistic Advisory Panel, except Dr Wenn Lawson who was in Australia, met at London South Bank University on February 10th with Ian Ragan (Project Director), Elizabeth Vallance (Chair of NAP’s Strategy Board), Hilary ...
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National Autism Project – APPGA: Annual consultation 2015

As was mentioned in the Progress Report for July and August, the Chair of the NAP Strategy Board, Elizabeth Vallance, and NAP’s Director, Ian Ragan, attended the Annual Consultation of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) in ...
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National Autism Project – First meeting of the Parliamentary Commission on Autism

The Parliamentary Commission on Autism, instigated by Barry Sheerman MP, had its inaugural meeting on December 1st 2015. The National Autism Project was represented by Professor Emily Simonoff, one of our Strategy Board members. The well-attended meeting provoked ...
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National Autism Project – Joint meeting of the APPG with the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP

On 18th November, the APPGs involved in adult social care – including that on autism – held a joint meeting with the Rt Hon Alistair Burt MP, Minister for Community and Social Care, to highlight the growing crisis ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board second meeting

The second Strategy Board meeting of NAP took place on October 23rd in Balliol College, Oxford. The main items of discussion will be reported in the Progress Report for September and October 2015, which will be posted on ...
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Launch of the National Autism Project

The House of Lords was the venue for the official launch of the National Autism Project (NAP) on April 28th 2015. On a sunny day which made the most of the terrace overlooking the Thames, around 150 people ...
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National Autism Project – Strategy Board first meeting

The first Strategy Board meeting of NAP took place on April 22nd in Balliol College, Oxford. At the meeting, the Board members formally agreed the goals and strategy of NAP ...
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