ELAS short holidays
ELAS has organised many 3 or 4 day holidays, and some have included meet-ups with contacts from other regions. Sizes have ranged from a couple of members to big enough group to hire a hostel. Previous destinations include Findhorn, Inverness, Mull and Oban, Dumfriesshire, Berwick, several in the Lake District, Liverpool, Manchester, York, Belfast, Dublin, London, Barcelona.
Number 6 connections
Members of ELAS who live in Lothian or the Borders are eligible to attend the drop-ins or group activities of Autism Initiatives' Number 6 service.
The territorial limit to these publicly funded One Stop Shop services offends the consciences of some. Before the present pattern of Saturday evening meeting developed, ELAS used to hold some Saturday afternoon socials starting at Number 6. This served as a way to open up some of the drop-in time there to participation by non-Lothian residents too. It would be good to revive this sometimes.