The first ever strategy for adults with autism in England was published in 2010 with a commitment to review this strategy three years later. This strategy was entitled Fulfilling and Rewarding Lives.

In 2013, the Government asked for feedback from adults with autism, parents, carers and professionals about how well the 2010 strategy had been implemented so far.

The new strategy - Think Autism - was published in April 2014. This updated strategy states that all of the existing recommendations and duties from the 2010 strategy still apply to local authorities and NHS bodies.

Read about the existing duties and recommendations from the 2010 strategy: