Thursday 28 March 2013

NICE on managing autism in children & young people: draft

A very quick post to direct readers to the draft version of the final strand of guidance from NICE (National Institute for Health & Care Excellence) on managing autism in children and young people here in Blighty. The guidance documents can be found here and include the rather sizeable draft version of the full guidance (here) alongside a more condensed summary version (here).

These are draft documents (at the time of this post) so there may yet be some movement in some of the wording. Consultation closes on May 10th 2013 and is only open to stakeholders.

I'm not offering any opinion on these at the moment (I'm employed by one of the stakeholder organisations) but please feel free to download, read and take in. And don't forget those other strands of guidance which have already been published by NICE: (a) pathways to diagnosis (here) and (b) diagnosis and management of adults with autism (here).


  1. Paul, I have hijacked your post and commented in depth on my blog:-

    I hope you don't mind.


    1. Thanks Peter. No problem at all (all my posts are open for anyone and everyone). The only caveat I would impress on you is that the NICE guidance on this particular strand is currently in draft form and out for consultation, so at the moment this is not the final published version.

      Glad to see your blog is taking off; some very interesting posts indeed.


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