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Stockport's NEW all-age Autism Strategy

Cheryl Knupfer - Strategic Lead for Autism

Hi, I am currently leading on Stockport’s new all-age Autism Strategy which will mirror the National Autism Strategy focusing on 6 key areas. There will be an implementation plan and 6 subgroups to lead on the tasks to make it happen.

These are the 6 themes:


Main Tasks

Improving understanding and acceptance of autism within society 

  • Training
  • Access
  • Adjustments
  • Communication and engagement
Improving autistic children and young people's access to education and supporting positive transitions into adulthood
  • Whole school approach
  • SEN Support
  • Early Support
  • Transitions
  • Preparation for adulthood
Supporting more autistic people into employment 
  • Training
  • Support
  • Opportunities
Tackling health and care inequalities for autistic people
  • Health passports, digital flag
  • Assessment pathway
  • Pre/post-diagnostic support
  • Accessibility
Building the right support in the community and supporting people in inpatient care
  • Person-centred approach
  • Short breaks
  • First concerns/crisis pathway
Improving support within the criminal and youth justice systems
  • Training
  • Resources
  • Prevention

I want this strategy to be YOUR strategy so I will be engaging with individuals with autism and their families to find out where you think Stockport is currently in terms of these themes and what you want to happen.

 If you would like to voice your thought then please complete our short questionnaire.


Please share far and wide, together we can make a difference.

Cheryl Knupfer

Strategic Lead for Autism