Led by an autistic staff member, the Autism Peer Support Group provides an informal, relaxed and friendly space for peer support and general discussion. The group is open to autistic adults aged 18+ to come together to share and listen to others thinking, stories and experiences.
The sessions will take place online via Zoom on Thursday’s from 18th January – 21st March from 1pm – 2.30pm.
Target Audience: Autistic people, aged 18+ who live in Scotland
Ross Parker - Community Advisor at Fife One Stop Shop
Ross has been a Community Advisor at Scottish Autism since October 2021 and recently joined the One Stop Shop in July 2023. Previous to this, Ross had 10 years of experience as a Support Worker. Ross was diagnosed as autistic at the age of 19 and has a Master’s Degree in Autism Studies and an Undergraduate Degree in Social Sciences.
In his current role, Ross works at the Fife One Stop Shop. Alongside providing support to families of autistic young people through the Flourish programme, Ross also leads the Autistic Adult Peer Support Network in Fife. Providing both online and in-person support to autistic individuals, parents and carers. He also provides training to businesses and professionals via Scottish Autism’s external training programme.
Ross’s key interests are in helping autistic adults navigate their place within the autistic community and using his own experiences to develop and provide training.