Embracing Complexity: How JPA Health Drove Action in Autism Research
JPA Health partnered with Autistica, the UK’s leading autism research charity, to unveil “Embracing Complexity,” a dynamic coalition committed to increasing awareness about the unique challenges faced by people living with Neurodevelopmental Conditions (NDCs).
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Autistica observed that a growing number of people with NDCs rarely had only one condition. Charities and other actors needed to come together to provide integrated support, where people living with NDCs were diagnosed earlier, better supported, and their talents could be fully leveraged in society.
JPA Health and Autistica launched the coalition in UK Parliament and created a campaign for the Embracing Complexity Coalition to raise awareness about the challenges faced by individuals with NDCs, emphasizing the need for collaboration among industry, government, and the public sector.
JPA Health created #IEMBRACECOMPLEXITY for the coalition to raise awareness of people living with challenges of NDCs. The Embracing Complexity Coalition was formally launched in the House of Commons, where JPA Health secured the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care as a speaker, who announced a new governmental across-departmental unit to focus on people with NDCs, a key call to action of the coalition and their report.
The coalition has now grown to 50+ charities and has had a seat at the table re-designing the government’s autism strategy and neurodiversity services.