Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Petition: ACT NOW Call For Trained Autism Advocates

Every adult with a diagnosis of an Autistic Spectrum Condition who has to undertake a Work Capability Assessment or Personal Independence Payment Assessment should be offered an advocate at the first point of contact by the Department of Work and Pensions. The advocate must be experienced in working with people with an Autism Spectrum Condition. 

The Work Capability Assessment process and the assessment itself is placing adults with autism at a substantial disadvantage when compared to adults who do not have an Autism Spectrum Condition due to their impairment in communication and socialisation.

Please take a few moments to sign our petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/15171 we really want this issue to be debated in Parliament before it's too late. 

Remember to verify your signature by clicking on the link they email to you or it wont be added/counted. 

We really appreciate you taking the time to sign.

ACT NOW (Autism Campaigners Together) Core Group 

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