Lee Scott MP has spoken out on autism helping to push the issue straight up the political agenda in the United Kingdom. He launched a landmark debate on autism in Westminster Hall on 7th March followed by a question on autism to the Prime Minister in Prime Minister's Questions on 21st March. Subsequently Lee Scott and Ivan Corea met with Prime Minister Tony Blair presenting him with The Autism Report calling for a national strategy on autism and a 10 year plan of action in order to help parents, carers and the 587,900 people with autism in the UK.
According to researchers 1 in 100 children in the UK may have autism spectrum disorder.
Speaking in London, Ivan Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign UK said:'Stephen Wiltshire is a wonderful role model to all young people. Here is a young man, diagnosed with autism, who has overcome barriers to become a leading architectural artist in the world. Stephen Wiltshire has made a difference. I urge the Government to use Stephen Wiltshire as a classic example of success, in education campaigns aimed at young people.'
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