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50th Anniversary

2018 is our 50th anniversary year – a time to celebrate our achievements over the last 50 years and to look forward to enabling more people living with autism in Scotland through the whole life journey. Our vision is a world where everyone with autism can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and become valued members of the community.

Our aim is to reach the 1 in 100 people living with autism and we are delighted to launch our 50th anniversary fundraising appeal to raise £50,000 to support our Autism Advice Line. The Autism Advice Line relies solely on donations and last year our dedicated team of advisors handled over 1,900 calls offering a direct first response to individuals and families often in crisis looking for information, advice and support. 2018 is also marks a significant year for this service with it being the 25th anniversary of the first autism support team!

To continue to offer this vital service we need 50 supporters, schools, community groups or businesses to raise £1,000 each to reach our £50,000 target.

To help you with your fundraising, have a look at our 50 ideas and events where you can get involved to raise funds.

Our events this year include an Autism Awareness Month Skydive, a Golf Day, our 5K Walk for Autism in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a spectacular Ladies Lunch at the Grand Central Hotel in September.

Please get in touch with our Fundraising Team by emailing fundraising@scottishautism.org or call 01259 720044 to take part in an event or if you need help to organise your own fundraising event.

Thank you for supporting Scottish Autism in 2018.

So far, our 50th Anniversary Fundraising Appeal superstars have raised an amazing:

  • £14,364

Molly has two autistic sons and calls the Advice Line on a regular basis:

 “I normally phone after a particularly challenging time, when I need to speak to someone who understands.  I don’t think I would have been able to cope over the last few years without the Advice Line.  I’m so grateful that I have Scottish Autism’s on-going support.”