A road map to change in response to campaign for an Autism and Learning Disabilities Commissioner
The One Stop Shop Aberdeen’s primary goal is to provide good quality information about autism. We do this in a variety of ways; 1:1 support for local families and individuals, training, webinars which are open to anyone anywhere, our online Information Hub, consulting, hosting Autistic Pride events and autism acceptance campaigns and more. All our front facing staff are autistic ourselves and we all have a huge variety in both lived and professional experience, some of us are parents, some are not.
We know that receiving a diagnosis of autism for yourself or a loved one can be daunting, but we also know that autistic people are amazingly unique individuals capable of growth just like everyone else.
We also know the language to describe autism has traditionally been less than positive, and our motto here is that we are reframing the narrative around autism.
Being autistic brings both challenges and strengths. Our team of autistic autism professionals are here to help others work out fact from fiction, develop strategies to make life more manageable, and to help both accept and embrace autistic identity.
These services are funded by the Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Government ‘Understanding Autism fund’, and Scottish Government ‘National Post Diagnostic Services’ pilot fund.
Late Diagnosis Group
The group is an 8 week programme, launched 26th January 2021. It is designed and delivered by our autistic staff to help those who received a diagnosis of autism as an adult to make sense of their new diagnosis and meet other autistic people.
Available to adults 18+ and up living in Grampian who have been diagnosed autistic either privately or through NHS.
The Group will be an opportunity to:
- Explore what it means to be autistic
- Learn about autism from an autistic perspective
- Develop deeper understanding of how you work
- Meet other autistic adults
- Learn new support strategies
- And much more!