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The All-age Norfolk Autism partnership was set up to respond to the Autism Act. It aims to help develop improved services for children, young people and adults who have, or who may have autism.

The All-age Norfolk Autism Partnership (NAP) is a collaborative of autistic people, their parents / carers, autism service providers, voluntary and statutory organisations. Members of the Board, while not obligated, offer their resources to manage the partnership.

There are many different ways to get involved in the work of the Norfolk Autism Partnership:

  • Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Give feedback on work in development to improve support and services for autistic people
  • Attend the Autism Norfolk Forum.
  • Get involved in the priority work of the Board through being a member of a working group.
  • Get involved in the priority work of the Board through being a member of the Board.

If you would like to join the partnership, be kept informed about upcoming forums, involvement opportunities, receive the newsletter, or commissioning intentions please get involved.

To find out more about the different sections of the Norfolk Autism Partnership and how they work click on the sections below:

The Board makes decisions to drive the work of developing the partnerships response to autism strategy. It meets bi-monthly to inform and implement an action plan to deliver the local autism strategy ‘My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk’.

The Board constantly seeks to raise awareness of autism within the wider community and works to help autistic people to be fully included in society.

The All-age Norfolk Autism Partnership Board (NAPB) is a partnership of autistic people, their parents / carers, autism service providers, voluntary and statutory organisations.

The Board itself is inclusive, ensuring the active participation of a wide range of experts by experience, parents and carers.

The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board takes feedback from the Autism Norfolk Forum and deliver plans to several different working groups. The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board particularly aims to influence the local authority and NHS commissioners to develop improved services for children, young people and adults who have or may have autism.

Working with autistic people, the NAPB have co produced a local autism strategy. It sets out how support and services need to develop in Norfolk.

My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk 2019-2024

Get the easy read version of the local autism strategy My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk.

My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk 2019-2024Easy Read Version

The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board have also worked with public health to produce an assessment of autism needs.

Autism Needs Assessment (March 2019)

The Norfolk Autism Partnership’s Oversight group is made up of Autistic people and their parents and carers. it is the role of this group to look at all the information gathered from the Autism Norfolk Forum, National and Local strategies, and communications we have through the website as well as their own lived experience to set the priorities and agenda for the Norfolk Autism Partnership Board.

This will ensure that the Norfolk Autism Partnership is focusing on the matters that truly matter to autistic people within Norfolk.

The Norfolk Autism Partnership Board Working Groups oversee the implementation of the plans set out by the Board. These groups are inclusive and involve autistic people, parents and carers and experts by experience. Every member of the group has a defined role, with responsibility and ownership to explore all solutions to problems.

Current groups:

  • Diagnosis and Support
  • Autism Norfolk Directory
  • Autism Startegy Reference

If you are interested in joining a working group please go to click here.

Autism Norfolk Forum is a place for autistic people of all ages and their families, along with anyone with an interest in autism, to engage with each other. It’s a place where you can share your experiences of autism in the knowledge that it will inform the current and future priorities of the Norfolk Autism Partnership Board. At each forum, you can get updates from members of the Board about its ongoing work.

The next Autism Forum Norfolk is on:

Date: Tuesday 16th July 2024
Time: 13:00-15:00
Location: Via Zoom (pre-registration required)

Click Here to Register

Topic: Updates and Open discussion

Download Full Agenda

Download Easy Read Agenda

We do our best not to change the dates and times of the forums but sometimes we might have to move or cancel a meeting.

To keep up to date, check this page or contact us.

For notes from previous Forum meetings please click here

Norfolk Autism Partnership Board Minutes of Meeting

To view the minutes of the Norfolk Autism Partnership Board please click here.

To view the Norfolk Autism Partnership Boards terms of reference please go to governance.

Autism Norfolk Forum Meeting Notes

To view the notes of the Autism Norfolk  Forum please click here.

To view the Autism Norfolk Forums terms of reference please go to governance.

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