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Education Committee takes evidence on Autism (Scotland) Bill, 17/11/10 [S]

During its meeting of 17 November 2010 the Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee took evidence on the Autism (Scotland) Bill at Stage 1.

The Committee heard from: Bryan Kirkaldy, head of education (north) for Fife Council and representing the Association of Directors of Education in Scotland; Christina Burnett, head of support for children, young people and families at the City of Edinburgh Council and is representing the Association of Directors of Social Work in Scotland; Carolyn Brown, from Fife Council's psychological services and representing the Association of Scottish Principal Educational Psychologists; Andrew Morrison, policy manager at the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities; and Dr Judith Piggot, who is a consultant psychiatrist in child and adolescent psychiatry from NHS Tayside.

They also took evidence from: Shona Robison, the Minister for Public Health and Sport; Jean Maclellan, head of the adult care and support division at the Scottish Government; and Rachel Sunderland, the deputy director of the support for learning division in the Scottish Government.

At this meeting the Committee also looked at Subordinate Legislation relating to the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007.

For full details see the Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee Official Report 17 November 2010 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Education, Lifelong Learning and Culture Committee Official Report 17 November 2010