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  • Scottish Autism Winter Connections - Advice Line and Connect

    Created: 09/02/2021, Updated: 10/02/2021

    Scottish Autism have introduced Winter Connections, funded by the Scottish Government.

    We are all spending more time at home now as a result of the pandemic. Most of us are seeing less of our friends and family and may be missing social activities and opportunities to connect with others. The winter months can be challenging, but this year, they are particularly hard.

    Winter Connections aims to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation by providing autistic people and their families with the opportunity to connect with others.

    Contact the Advice Line

    Advice Line supports autistic people and their families as well as those who identify as autistic or are currently seeking a diagnosis. The team is made up a small number of Community Advisors that aim to provide an individualised response to each enquiry as quickly as possible.  The team can also signpost to other resources and support services.

    Advice Line is open:  

    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
    • Wednesday - Friday 10:00 - 16:00

    Autism Advice Line - 01259 222 022.


    The "Connect" Project

    Scottish Autism understand that this is a challenging time for autistic people, their friends, family and carers. The Covid-19 outbreak is changing life for all of us, and this can be very stressful. Their advice line team are there to provide emotional and practical support. 

    Many people may be feeling isolated from loved ones or due to social distancing aren’t able to connect with people like they would usually. Feeling connected is important to us all, our team can be on hand to provide regular conversation via a phone call, an email or even drop a post card in the post.

    Register for Connect.

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