News and Events
Right Click – Launch of Online Support Programme
To date, over 500 parents have registered for our online support programme, Right Click. Later this year, we will be adding to our existing programmes for parents of young children and teenagers by launching a programme for parents who are supporting adults. The programme will include a wide range of information and resources on topics such as health and wellbeing as well as practical issues such as financial planning.
New Funding to Develop Online Support Programme for Women and Girls
We have received funding from the Scottish Government Adult Community Care Grant Scheme which will enable us to develop a Right Click programme for women and girls. Content will be underpinned and informed by research conducted by Dr. Catriona Stewart. We will also be seeking the active involvement and participation of women with autism throughout the planning and development of the programme.
Autism Trainer Award
Twenty two candidates are enrolled in the pilot delivery of The Autism Trainer Award. The award, funded from the National Autism Strategy Development fund, aims to raise standards particularly in non-award bearing training. Candidates are required to successfully complete a range of assessed work including a live observation of their training practice.
Knowledge Share Seminars
Scottish Autism’s Knowledge Share Seminars are taking place in Renfrewshire, Falkirk and the Borders. Three new topics for discussion include; Personal Coping Skills & Strategies, Thinking about Independence and Relationships & Sexual Health.
For more information about Knowledge Share and other Scottish Autism events please visit our events page.
Shaping Autism Research
Shaping Autism Research in Scotland is a group of researchers, all dedicated to working together with members of the autism community, researchers and practitioners, to shape the agenda of future research. To find out more visit the Shaping Autism Research website.
Autism Network Scotland
Autism Network Scotland provides reliable and impartial information that connects and communicates with individuals on the autistic spectrum, their families and carers, and practitioners working in the field of autism. For forthcoming events across Scotland, please visit the Autism Network Scotland website.
Royal Highland Exhibition Centre
For more information visit: www.disabledliving.co.uk/Kidz/Scotland
Scottish Learning Festival
The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre
For more information, visit: www.educationscotland.gov.uk/slf/