ACT NOW – You’re the voice

About ACT NOW

The Budget Cuts to Local Authorities and the Benefit Assessments will begin in 2011 for those on the Autistic Spectrum who are in receipt of Incapacity Benefit and Employment Support Allowance, with Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Benefit Assessments coming into play in 2013.The cuts across Local Authorities and the demise of Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) are set to have a catastrophic effect on the autism community, a group whose vulnerability already creates high levels of stress and anxiety to those involved.

Concerns

The cuts being made to benefits and the proposed assessments that will be carried out on children and adults who are in receipt of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and Employment Support Allowance (ESA) in addition to the changes that will take place in other benefits, are a huge cause of concern to us. There are many issues that need urgent consideration before changes are made to the benefit system and assessments of those in receipt of benefits.

YOU’RE THE VOICE – watch video here

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2 Responses to “ACT NOW – You’re the voice”

  1. Alan Wheatley Says:

    I found the pace of delivery of the video so hard to keep up with that I got very frustrated.

    And while I am sympathetic to the cause and believe I may have an autistic spectrum condition, I question the statistics given regarding the proportion of autistic people in waged employment. NHS figures cited on the National Autistic Society website refer to the likelihood that one in 100 of the UK adult population has an autistic spectrum condition; but it is extremely difficult to get a diagnosis of any kind for oneself from qualified professionals.

    Assessment should be from professionals with specialism in various conditions, and oriented to helping the diagnosed get the most out of life. The proposed assessments do not meet those criteria by any real analysis.

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