(London, UK) The head of the Autism Awareness Campaign in the UK, Ivan Corea, has appealed to the Prime Minister elect, Gordon Brown (Chancellor of the Exchequer) to pledge his support for a national strategy on autism and a 10 year plan of the action.

The Autism Report presented to Prime Minister Tony Blair on 25th April by autism campaigner Ivan Corea and Lee Scott MP for Ilford North called on Her Majesty’s Government to end the postcode lottery in education, health, specialist speech therapy and respite care for parents, carers and all people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Autism is a neuro-developmental disorder affecting over 500,000 people in the UK.

Ivan Corea said:’I urge Gordon Brown to take firm action on autism. We are calling for a building program of specialist autism schools, an AUTISM COMPACT – a national compact with employers in order for people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome to access the labour market, among a whole range of issues.’

Brown had said he would listen to the people of the UK. Ivan Corea urged him to listen to the voices of parents, carers and people with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.

Parliamentarians of all parties are backing the Autism Awareness Campaign UK by signing an early day motion on autism – EDM 1359 in the House of Commons in Westminster. The whole issue of autism has been pushed up the political agenda and there is huge momentum. Lee Scott MP has also been championing the whole issue calling for immediate action.

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