Councillors to be given training to improve communication with autistic community

PUBLISHED: 13:57 06 August 2019 | UPDATED: 13:57 06 August 2019

Bill Borrett. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Bill Borrett. Picture: Matthew Usher.

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A project geared at making life easier for those living 
with autism has been 
set in motion by the county council.

'My Autism, Our Lives, Our Norfolk' is a new strategy which aims to improve understanding of conditions related to autism and create a better environment for those living with them and their carers.

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It will see every county councillor and officer given in-depth training around it and is the result of several months of preparation, which saw the formation of a partnership between the council and members of the autistic community.

Bill Borrett, Norfolk County Council's cabinet member for adult social services, said: "I really welcome this - it is an important piece of work I am very pleased to have been involved in.

"I think this should give us a real vision to give people with autism equal opportunities across the county."

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