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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Our approach for adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is to develop and improve services so they can fulfil their potential.
The Welsh Government is committed to improving the support systems and services provided for adults with ASD.
In April 2008 the Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan for Wales was published. It stated how people with ASD would be supported and how to ensure that support services provided by a range of organisations are delivered appropriately and in a co-ordinated fashion.
ASD Task and Finish Group
A key action within the document related to the establishment of a Task and Finish Group. Their goal was to identify specific issues that adults with ASD face and suggest ways of dealing with them by investigating, evaluating and reporting on the evidence presented.
Membership of the group comprised representatives from local authorities, the NHS, the voluntary sector and Welsh Government officials. The group considered and made recommendations in 5 key areas:
- Access to services;
- Community and monitoring support;
- Employment and related issues; and
The Task and Finish Group presented its report to the Welsh Government in October 2009.
In February 2010 the Deputy Minister for Social Services set out how the Welsh Government intended to take the recommendations forward.
Further areas for discussion
The group have been asked to consider some further areas that the Welsh Government needs to consider including:
- The mental health needs of people with ASD and the accessibility of mental health services;
- Addressing the findings from the Welsh Government commissioned research on older people with ASD;
- Adults with ASD and the Criminal Justice System;
- The implications arising for those with ASD in Wales resulting from the Department of Work and Pensions' (DWP) Welfare Reforms; and
- Further and Higher Education.
Older people with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Another key action in the ASD Strategic Action Plan for Wales was the commissioning of research into the prevalence of ASD in older people in Wales and their needs. This research was undertaken by the Universities of Bangor and Glamorgan.
Their research report ‘The Circumstances and Support Needs of Older People with Autism’ was published in February 2010.