Annette Brooke, local MP for Mid Dorset and North Poole, is backing The National Autistic Society’s (NAS) new campaign aimed at improving support for adults with autism in the constituency and across England.
Annette’s endorsement of the ‘Push For Action’ campaign follows a recent NAS survey of 1100 people across England, which showed that many adults with the disability are missing out on the support they need:
· 77% of people with autism say they need help to manage money. But only 4% get this support from social services.
· 53% of people with autism say they want help to find work. But only 10% get the support to do so.