In West Lothian, Scottish Autism provide adult support services which support people with autism to live independently within their communities. Some of the things this support has help people to achieve include:
- Independent living and maintaining a tenancy
- Academic qualifications
- Pass a driving test
- Attend leisure activities
- Access employment and voluntary work
For parents of children with autism, there is lots of information available online, including interactive online training courses for parents.
Right Click is an online program offering information and support. There are separate courses for parents of young people, and parents of teens. The online programme builds over four weeks with new content being released each week, and then a fifth week is available to review any of the materials which were of particular interest. Parents are also assigned their own autism advisor who can be contacted to answer questions or give more specific advice for your family.
There is also a national helpline that parents or carers can call for information or advice. Tel 01259 720 044.
|Address:||Lothian and Borders Area Services, 17d North High Street, Musselburgh|
|Post Code:||EH21 6JA|
|Telephone Number:||01259 720044|
|Email Address:||[email protected]|
|Monday:||9.30 am to 4.00 pm|
|Tuesday||9.30 am to 4.00 pm|
|Wednesday||9.30 am to 4.00 pm|
|Thursday||9.30 am to 4.00 pm|
|Friday||9.30 am to 4.00 pm|
Eligibility and Referral
People with autism, or their families and carers. Self referrals are accepted.
Provider's Name: Scottish Autism
Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism. It exists to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in. Scottish Autism also seek to share our knowledge and expertise with parents, carers and other professionals in order to support the development of skills and strategies needed to provide the best care and support for people with autism.