Advice and Support Hubs
Our One Stop Shops enable people with autism to access the support services they need in order to achieve an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.
One Stop Shops
Support, advice and information for people with autism, their families and professionals.
1 in 100 people in Scotland are affected by autism. Recognising this, the Scottish Government made autism a strategic priority culminating in the development of The Scottish Strategy for Autism in 2011. As part of the Strategy the Government committed to funding six new One Stop Shops around the country for a period of two years in association with ourselves, Autism Initiatives and The National Autistic Society Scotland.
Fife and Lanarkshire
Scottish Autism manages the Fife and Lanarkshire One Stop Shops. They offer people with autism, their families and professionals’ information and advice about autism as well as the kinds of support services that are available in the area and how to access them. As well as acting as an information hub, the One Stop Shops work closely with other groups and agencies, collaborating to understand and respond to the needs of the autism community. Our approach is based on an understanding that autism is multidimensional and that each individual and family may face unique challenges and require varying levels of support and so we will provide information and advice that is meaningful to them.
Our experienced and friendly One Stop Shop teams provide:
- Support to access the services you need, whether they are in the community or autism specific.
- Guidance to overcome barriers such as an unaddressed diagnosis and delayed intervention of support.
- Access to a library of information and resources about autism.
- A safe and friendly place to speak confidentially to someone who understands autism.
- One-to-one sessions, workshops, training days and group activities for children, families and professionals.