HC Deb 03 March 1999 vol 326 c787W
Mr. Wigley

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what are the arrangements within the National Health Service in Wales for(a) the identification of individuals with autism-spectrum disorders and (b) the primary health care post-diagnosis offered to individuals and their families. [73629]

Mr. Jon Owen Jones

Primary care professionals are trained to watch out for the warning signs of this condition and to refer suspected cases to specialists in the secondary care sector. Post-diagnosis, the primary care team has a managing and co-ordinating role with other agencies in supporting autistic children and their families.

Following the transfer of functions, this issue will be a matter for the National Assembly.