Speak Out Essex is inviting autistic people to come along to a launch event in Saffron Walden on Friday, to have their say on the future of services.

The group is run by voice and rights charity VoiceAbility, in partnership with Essex County Council and the Essex All-Age Autism Partnership Board, and is made up of autistic people.

The launch will take place in the council chamber at Saffron Walden Town Hall, and will look at what priorities autistic people think the partnership board should be focusing on.

This could include diagnosis, accommodation, employment, education and training.

Melanie Ditmore, Connections Speak Out team leader for VoiceAbility, said: "This is a great opportunity for autistic people to have their voices heard and help shape the services they use.


"We also want to hear from parents and carers who support an autistic person to help share their views, so please do get involved."

Friday's event runs from 9.30am to 11.30am, although people do not need to stay for the entire session.

For more information, or to register for an online session on Monday, September 18, visit voiceability.org/speak-out-essex.