Key autism service providers in Scotland

Autism Initiatives Scotland's Number 6 One-Stop Shop (OSS) service for autistic adults living in Edinburgh Lothian and Borders. There are more OSSs throughout Scotland modelled on no 6.

Scottish Autism parents' stuff.

NAS (National Autistic Society)

ARC Glasgow is the OSS for autistic people living in Glasgow. Prospects NAS is an employment and training service for autistic people (offices in Glasgow and London). NAS is a big charity that does its own thing by its own chosen agenda and not accountably to us, much of spectrumite grassroots has long been frustrated with it.

Other autism adult groups in Scotland
BAAGS (Borders Aspergers and Autism Group Support) Independent parent-based autism group located in the Borders.

Triple A autism led peer support charity in Aberdeen. runs a reopened One-Stop Shop service there, after the NAS had closed down the original one.

ARGH (Autism Rights Group Highland) Independent self-advocacy group based in Inverness.

Glasgow Autism Meetup Group Casual, chat and games group. Registration is required. Meetings for this group are shown on the site.


Other autism resources

ANS (Autism Network Scotland) Network hub and signposting organisation for services and resources available for autistic spectrumites, their families and professionals.

PASDA Support group for parents and carers of autistic adults (over 16s) living in Edinburgh and Lothian.

IntoWork Organisation that helps people with long-term health conditions and disabilities to secure stable employment living in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian.

Autistic Groups’ Fairness Watch Organised by an ELAS member, following issues of injustice encountered by people on the autistic spectrum, particularly in the workings of groups.

David Seagrave portfolio The social philosophy and reflective short stories of a late ELAS member.

AAUK (Autism Action UK) UK autism rights campaigning group founded by Kevin Healey.

Asperger United magazine, now online, written by autistic people, published through NAS but written independently of it.

ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network) US network which advances the principles of the disability rights movement with regard to autism. Founded by Ari Ne'eman.

Aspie Village UK/Ireland AS online forum. Free, but registration required.

Wrong Planet Large global AS online forum. Free, but registration required.

Autscape 3 day annual conference centred round autistic peoples' needs and interests.

Equality Act 2010

Jessica Kingsley Publishers Books on autism and related conditions. a web resource that provides whole-life advice and inspiration and sells emergency Medical Alert Systems, i.e. calling buttons. Of interest for older or less physically able spectrumites.

Equal Recognition Campaign site for practically needed completeness of transgender recognition in society. A higher frequency of gender issues cooccurs with autism. Present campaign on scope of the latest law reform -

Register Office Near Me Added on request, a British-wide directory site for registry offices. Folks may have had trouble finding them.