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Supporting the Family

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Supporting the Family

At Scottish Autism we can offer support to the wider family through a number of initiatives. Sharing our knowledge and experience with parents and professionals is a key part of our approach to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for autistic people.

Parents and family members can benefit from initiatives such as our Knowledge Share seminars across Scotland, our online support programmes and a dedicated team of Autism Advisors who are on hand to provide emotional and practical support via our advice line.


Advice Line

Our dedicated team of advisors are trained and experienced in working with autistic people. Each year we handle hundreds of calls and our advice line enables a direct first response to families, autistic individuals and professionals looking for information, advice, and support.

Every caller’s needs are unique and are responded to in a professional and confidential manner. Previous users of our advice line service have benefited from advice on a range of issues such as toileting, eating and sleeping, and more sensitive issues like depression and anxiety are also common lines of enquiry.

Find out more about our advice line

Right Click

Right Click is an online support programme for parents and carers of autistic individuals. Consisting of a range of video materials and supporting documents, it is designed to enable parents to develop effective skills and strategies to support their child, teen or adult. Similar to this, is our online support programme for autistic women and girls. This is designed for autistic females of all ages as well as parents, carers and professionals.  The programme provides valuable information addressing key health and wellbeing challenges, as well as providing practical advice on a range of issues.

Find out more about our Right Click programmes and our online support programme for women and girls.


Knowledge Share

Our Knowledge Share Events aim to create a forum where we can communicate directly with parents, carers, professionals and autistic individuals. We deliver practical information on a range of issues that directly impact on the quality of life and wellbeing of autistic people and their families. These events are delivered across different regions of Scotland at a low cost, providing delegates with the opportunity to hear case studies of real life situations.

Find out more about our Knowledge Share Events