Scottish Autism is a charity, established in 1968 by a group of parents, they are now the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice.
Scottish Autism exist to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.
They 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.
The National Autistic Society Scotland
The National Autistic Society provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. They also provide a huge range of information for families and professionals.
NHS Choices Autism site
An excellent site for quality information about autism and how it impacts on people at various ages. There's also a forum for peer sharing and learning and links to helpful organisations.
A website for professionals working in the field of autism to network and share literature and good practice.
Autism Network Scotland
Autism Network Scotland connects and communicates with individuals on the autistic spectrum, their families and carers, and practitioners working in the field of autism.
They also serve as a hub of reliable and impartial information, signposting people to supports, resources and useful information. They offer a platform for knowledge exchange and sharing of good practice and we promote a solution-focused approach.
Autism Alliance are the major UK network of specialist autism charities. Together, they support many thousands of people with autism, including more than 2,000 adults in residential homes, and thousands more through our outreach services. We are on the Autism National Programme Board and are represented on the Advisory Group to the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Autism.
Contact a Family
Contact a Family is a national charity for families with disabled children.
They provide information, advice and support. They bring families together so they can support each other. They campaign to improve their circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society.
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning.
If you feel a child or young person needs extra help to get the most from their learning and are unsure what to do, we can help you. We have lots of practical advice and information about the education and additional support needs system in Scotland. Enquire will explain how the system may relate to your situation and advise you on possible ways forward.