The National Assembly for Wales is the democratically elected body that represents the interests of Wales and its people. It makes laws for Wales, agrees Welsh taxes and holds the Welsh Government to account. It has responsibility for many important areas including health, social services, education and housing.
Assembly Members (AMs) are your representatives at The National Assembly and, whatever their political party, should take up issues that are important to their constituents. AMs have offices in their regions and constituencies and they hold regular advice surgeries, giving you the chance to raise all kinds of issues and make your views known.
When The National Autistic Society Cymru has successfully campaigned for changes to benefit autistic people, we’ve usually needed the support of AMs. They have listened to your issues, and in many cases, have shown vital autism awareness and understanding.
Our work with The National Assembly for Wales
The National Autistic Society Cymru plays an active role in raising awareness of autism in The National Assembly for Wales and with the Welsh Government.
We regularly provide specialist advice and briefings for individual Assembly Members, keeping them up to date on issues affecting autistic people and their parents and carers. We also hold campaign events on behalf of our members at the Senedd and support our branches and supporters to meet with their Assembly Members and other key decision makers.
We give evidence at National Assembly committees and respond to Welsh Government policy consultations to make sure that people with autism can live the life they choose.