National Autism Project – Archived Progress Reports

Progress Report – November/December 2017

This will be the last of the bimonthly progress reports of the National Autism Project which was essentially drawn to a close at its Farewell Event in the House of Lords on 12th December. But as noted on our home ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – September/October 2017

Political engagement has been a problem for the project ever since we launched it in 2015 into a period which we fondly imagined would be one of political stability and continuity. Since then of course we have had the Brexit ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – July/August 2017

The previous report described a number of events for the last 6 months of the project, of varying degrees of likelihood. Happily, nearly all of these look as though they will come to fruition and we have a full programme ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – May/June 2017

We are now entering the final 6 months of the project and the continuing political uncertainty in the UK has required us to be flexible with our plans for this period. Our report has stimulated huge interest and nearly all ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – March/April 2017

March and April were largely devoted to planning our strategy for the last year of the National Autism Project. As explained in the report of the April Strategy Board meeting, there are several strands to our activities. Building on the ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – January/February 2017

The minor miracle of completing the draft NAP report in December was repeated in January and “The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment” was launched as promised on 17th January. Descriptions of the launch events in London, Cardiff ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – November/December 2016

Two months of extraordinarily hard work now see us on the threshold of our main objective – the publication of NAP’s report “The Autism Dividend: Reaping the Rewards of Better Investment”. During November, four workshops were held in Belfast, Alloa, ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – September/October 2016

NAP is now in its busiest period ever with the report to write, workshops to hold and launch meetings to organise. Throughout this period, meetings have continued to take place with key players in the autism field from government and ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – July/August 2016

The traditional holiday months did not see a slowdown in activity for NAP. The research work at LSE is now just about completed and the equally hard work of turning this into a report and recommendations has now started. We ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – May/June 2016

Since our last Board Meeting in April, we have been working with our partners, Incisive Health, on setting up meetings with funders, government and the civil service to bring them up to date with NAP’s progress. Ian Ragan spoke at ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – March/April 2016

One of the most important tasks of recent months has been to create a list of contacts in government, the civil service, research funding bodies and the media; people whom we hope will be instrumental in taking up the recommendations ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – January/February 2016

Two important events of early 2016 have already appeared on the website: the second meeting of the Westminster Commission (under NEWS) and the first meeting of the Autistic Advisory Panel (under EVENTS). The latter is continuing to generate valuable discussion ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – November/December 2015

Our thoughts are now turning to the big question of how to ensure that our Expert Report and its recommendations will have maximum impact following its publication in October this year. We recognise that we will need a three-pronged approach ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – September/October 2015

The work at the London School of Economics and Political Science is progressing well as described below by Martin Knapp and Valentina Iemmi. In addition, since the recommendations in our Expert Report are going to take the form of proposals ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – July/August 2015

Progress of the work at the London School of Economics and Political Science is described below by Martin Knapp and Valentina Iemmi. In parallel we continue to spread the word about the goals of NAP and to look for support ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – May/June 2015

Work continues at the London School of Economics as explained in more detail below in the report from Martin Knapp and Valentina Iemmi. Meanwhile we have begun to think about creating greater awareness of NAP and establishing relationships with the ...
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National Autism Project – Progress Report – April 2015

"We want to identify the most promising, high-impact interventions during the initial few months (up to June 2015), although we will be open to evidence on promising interventions throughout the 18-month period. From June 2015 we will start empirical analysis ...
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