SASH goes to Westminster

Mary Langan addresses the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism on behalf of SASH

Mary Langan addresses the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism on behalf of SASH

Mary Langan took the Save Autism Services Haringey campaign to Westminster this week when she addressed the first meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Autism (APPGA) since the general election.

The audience was made up of numerous MPs and members of the House of Lords, including Alistair Burt, newly appointed Minister for Community and Social Care, Mr Speaker John Bercow, APPGA chair Cheryl Gillan MP, Labour leadership contender Andy Burnham and Jane Asher, President of the National Autistic Society, and her husband the cartoonist Gerald Scarfe. Also present were many individuals with autism and their families and carers as well as representatives of autism charities and autism professionals and researchers.

Mary Langan with Jane Asher (President of the National Autistic Society and Vice President of Autistica) and Alistair Burt (Minister for Care and Support).

Mary Langan with Jane Asher (President of the National Autistic Society and Vice President of Autistica) and Alistair Burt (Minister for Community and Social Care).

The meeting was also attended by our newly elected local MP Catherine West, who has followed through on her pre-election pledge and immediately joined up to the parliamentary autism group.

 


 

Care in the community is not a cheap option

Mary Langan with MPs Cheryl Gillan (APPGA Chair) and Alistair Burt (Minister for Care and Support)

Mary with MPs Cheryl Gillan (APPGA Chair) and Alistair Burt (Minister for Care and Support)

Mary Langan’s speech to the APPGA et al, in full;

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Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, Jane Asher, Catherine West (MP for for Hornsey and Wood Green) and Mary Langan

 

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Cheryl Gillan, Jane Asher and Mary Langan

 

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