Your Act - Dy Ddeddf di 

Our campaign to ensure that autistic people, their families, carers and professionals play a full part in shaping an Autism Act for Wales.

What is Your Act?

Your Act is our campaign to make sure that as many of you as possible get the opportunity to share your views on a proposed Autism Act for Wales. Whether it’s through meeting and discussing your ideas or answering questions online about what you want to see, Your Act gives you the chance to have your say.

Where are we now?

Paul Davies AM has introduced his backbench member’s Bill following two public consultations asking for the views and ideas of autistic people, their families, professionals and other organisations throughout Wales.

Meleri Thomas, our charity’s External Affairs Manager, has written a blog to explain why our members and supporters feel the Autism Bill is needed.

Read our blog

The National Assembly for Wales has, through three different cross-party committees, examined the Bill in further detail. From the evidence they have collected, the committees have published reports making recommendations and setting out any changes that might need to be made to the Bill.

Our charity provided written evidence and were asked to attend a committee meeting to give our views and answer questions about the impact that the Autism Bill could have on autistic people and their families across Wales.

The next step is for Assembly Members to debate and vote on whether the Bill should proceed to the next stage for further scrutiny. They may decide that the Bill is not needed and vote the Bill down. This would be a huge missed opportunity to make the improvements in services and support autistic people deserve.

The vote will take place on 16 January 2019. You can support our campaign now by sharing your views and asking your Assembly Members to support the Bill.

Contact my AMs now

Further reading

Why are we campaigning?

Your Act builds on the work of our Act Now report on the state of services and support in Wales. This showed that things weren’t improving for people on the ground and nearly 90% of respondents to our survey said that autism legislation is needed to help make this happen.

Read Natasha's story

Read more from our campaigners

As a result of our campaign and the efforts of our branches and supporters, the National Assembly for Wales voted to look further at a specific law to support autistic people, their families and carers in Wales.

If we get it right, and an Autism Act is introduced, we could start to see real change in the services and support received by autistic people and their families in Wales.

For more information about our campaigning in Wales, email wales@nas.org.uk