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  • Autistic adults to receive more support thanks to fund

    Created: 07/11/2023
    News/Events Category: Health and Social Care


    The £500,000 Autistic Adult Support Fund has announced the 16 charities across Scotland which will provide more vital support for autistic adults and their families to understand what neurodivergence means for them and improve their wellbeing.   

    Delivered by Inspiring Scotland, and funded by the Scottish Government, successful charities will receive grants of £15,000 - £75,000 each to deliver a range of projects including:  

    • Hope for Autism will deliver post diagnostic support groups around developing an understanding of autism and identity, practical life skills, and learning to self-advocate. Support sessions and training will also be provided to the entire family
       
    • Autism Initiatives will deliver a National Remote Late Diagnosis programme (LDG) online and in-person in locations including Edinburgh, Scottish Borders, Tayside, Highland, and West Lothian
       
    • Networking Key Service Limited will focus support for autistic people and their families in South Asian communities
       
    • The National Autistic Society (in partnership with Autistic Knowledge Development) will create an autistic-led digital suite of short films to provide a positive, easily accessible introduction to the world of autism support in Scotland. They will also run a series of six post diagnostic group sessions, with a mix of in person and online delivery
       

    Erica Judge, Director of Funds at Inspiring Scotland said:  

    "We received a large number of high quality applications to this Autistic Adult Support Fund demonstrating the need for this work and the commitment from organisations across Scotland to provide what we know can be life changing support. 

    We are looking forward to working alongside and supporting the 16 charities selected to provide vital support to autistic people and their families and carers to better understand what their diagnosis means for them and help ensure they are able to live happy and healthy lives."

    Find out more about the successful Autistic Adult Support Fund projects.  

    Find out more about the Autistic Adult Support Fund.




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