At 22 Chwefror 2018 fe gyhoeddodd Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru ddeddf ddrafft ar awtistiaeth ar gyfer sylwadau. Mae'r ddeddf ddrafft wedi cael ei datbygu gan Aelod Cynulliad y Ceidwadwyr, Paul Davies. Fel y mae wedi cael ei ddrafftio fe fyddai'r Mesur yn ei gwneud yn ofynnol i Lywodraeth Cymru gyhoeddi strategaeth a chanllaw ar sut y dylid ei defnyddio.
Mae etiem newyddion yn ymddangos yn Saesneg yn unig, oni bai
bod y testun gwreiddiol wedi'i ddarparu yn Gymraeg hefyd.
The current Welsh Government already has an Autistic Spectrum
Disorder Strategic Action Plan, but the Bill would make sure there
would always be an autism strategy (and that the strategy included
certain principles), even if the government changed.
Spring 2017: the proposed legislation was carried forward
following a ballot of back-bench Assembly Member's suggestions, won
by Paul Davies AM. National Autistic Society worked closely with
members and supporters to help Paul draft a Bill that will best
meet the needs of autistic people and their families in
Autumn 2017: consultation was launched on what an Autism Act
should include. Responses were received by mid November.
2018: the development of the draft Autism (Wales) Bill was based
on responses to the initial consultation on the general concept of
an Autism Bill. Now, Paul Davies AM is publishing his draft Autism
Act to ask how it could be improved.
Please read the draft Bill and share your views in response to the
consultation. You can either answer the questions in the
consultation document or send your thoughts to
firstname.lastname@example.org. You can find the
consultation documents on their website. Easy read versions that
Learning Disability Wales assisted National Assembly are also
The consultation closes on 17 April 2018.
What will happen next?
After people have had the chance to have their say on the draft
Bill, there will be a vote in the National Assembly that decides
whether or not the law will be allowed to proceed. Whilst there
will still be further debate and scrutiny of the Bill and what an
Autism Act could include, this will be a further opportunity for
lobbying around the Bill.