The Community of Practice today published a position statement on the focus of this community.
This statement clarifies that it’s focus is people with learning disabilities and their allies and supporters. It is recognised that a significant percentage of autistic people will also have a learning disability, and as such those that experience this co-occurrence are very much in the focus of this community. However as Tracey advises and guides the steering committee, neurodivergent people without an accompanying learning disability require their own spaces, and work is required to inform and educate to ensure these spaces are available.
More detail can be found in the Statement below and on the About page.
Thanks to Tracey Eyles, George Matuska and Lisa Richardson for having this realised.Community Autism Position statement