As highlighted by MP Tim Loughton the current economic climate means that effective commissioning is now more important than ever. In October 2010 The North Yorkshire Communication and Interaction (C&I) Network held a seminar to discuss how to improve the often complex task of commissioning educational provision for children and young people with an autism spectrum condition (ASC). The seminar, led by Penny Richardson – AET consultant, brought together key professionals working in autism education in North Yorkshire to consider how to improve service efficiency and value for money. Particular focus was given to the importance of using and analysing measurable data as a means to set targets and monitor improvement.
Participants described the seminar as “excellent”, “relevant” and “thought provoking”. One went on to say: “few study sessions are ever as challenging and certainly not as well researched and tailored to our needs. Penny moved us out of our comfort zone and presented us with new ways of thinking.”
This Case Study provides information on the areas covered by the seminar as well as downloadable resources to help you improve commissioning in your area.