Tag Archives: Autism

Scotland’s Autism Show

Scotland’s Autism Show is a free event for parents, carers
and professionals that will be held over two days on Friday
3rd & Saturday 4th April 2020.

There will be different exhibitors and experts that are all centred around autism. There will also be professional speakers.

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Autism Friendly Opticians

Did you know that Specsavers, Trongate have been working with the national Autistic Society to become Scotland’s first autism-friendly optician.

Staff in store received the Autism Friendly Award by learning about the condition and making small adjustments to the way they work.

The introduction of quiet zones on a Tuesday and Friday where there will be no music or television played from 09:30am until 11.00am – and staff attendance at an autism awareness talk from the National Autistic Society – has led to the prestigious accolade being awarded to the store.

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Fragile X Family Support Worker

 Message below from Sandra Thom who is currently working as a Family Support Worker with the Fragile X Society.

I  am writing to introduce myself to you and your colleagues. I am currently working with  the Fragile X Society as their Family Support Worker for Scotland, this post is funded by the Scottish Government as part of their autism strategy funding. 

My role is  to provide information and support for families affected by Fragile X.  This includes providing information and signposting families to relevant services within their local areas mainly by email, in depth telephone support and letter.  We have a range of information papers available and I will also be available to provide information to professionals working with children, young people or adults with Fragile X. 

I am available Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. My contact details are outlined below and my email address is sandra@fragilex.org.uk or contact me at any time if you would benefit from any of our specific information pertinent to education.

Kind Regards