There are an estimated 34,000 autistic people in Wales, but the condition affects a community of around 136,000 – including families and carers.

Autism is neither mental health nor learning difficulty, but often falls between the two. Because it lacks a statutory identity in Wales, people are all too often unable to access effective support.

Without legislation, the Welsh Government’s autism strategy is a voluntary wish list. That’s why it’s vital that Wales’ autism community enjoys the same statutory support as their English and Northern Irish counterparts.

Join me in signing this petition which will be presented to the Welsh Government.