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Autism Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

Section 3 - Content of the Autism Strategy

The autism strategy must set out how the needs of people with an autistic spectrum condition are to be addressed throughout their lives. It must also address the needs of carers of those with an autistic spectrum condition and identify what steps the Department proposes to take to promote an autism awareness campaign.

Regulations may be made under this Act only if they have been approved by the Assembly.  Before regulations can be made, they must have been the subject of consultation.

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