1. Equip key stakeholders to implement lifelong and person-centred case management for persons on the spectrum.

Forward planning centring around the lives of every individual on the spectrum is critical to their receiving the support and services they need, and to ensure that they get to enjoy a life in which they can maximise their potential. The introduction of lifelong case management will go a long way in ensuring that such planning is comprehensive and coordinated, and that no one falls through the cracks.

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  12. A Health Passport is a booklet containing important information about a person, such as their personal details, their medical history and communication abilities. The Health Passport stays with the individual and should be brought along to all medical visits to ensure that their voices and wishes are made known to the healthcare professionals. With that information, staff can better provide integrated and person-centred care.

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