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Useful Links

Wherever you are, someone is there to help.

Autism Forth Valley



Borders Additional Support Needs Group 

Tel: 01896 668961
Contact Form

Carers Trust Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland. Care organisations can also inform on rights, access to local services and local support groups. 


Tel: 0131 313 8800


Grampian Autistic Society

Tel: 01224 277900


Highlands and Islands Autism Society

Tel: 01463 241469


Hi-Hope Directory

Information about services and support available to those living in the Highlands. 


Lothian Autistic Society

Tel: 0131 661 3834



Tel: 0131 475 2416


Perth Autism Support

Tel: 01738 451081


Project Ability

Tel: 0141 552 2822


REACH Lanarkshire Autism


Scottish Disability Directory

The Scottish Disability Directory is the only directory of its kind in Scotland. It provides access to information on thousands of disability organisations and support groups, both local and national.

South Ayrshire Autistic Society

Tel: 0753 9020 799


SWAN (Scottish Women with Autism Network)

Tel: 0141 444 8146


Autism Alliance UK  

Autism Alliance is the major UK network of specialist autism charities, together supporting thousands of autistic individuals. 


Autism-Europe is an international association who wants to advance the rights of autistic individuals and their families to improve their quality of life. 

Autism Initiatives UK 

Working in partnership with autistic individuals, their families and carers. 

Autism Society of America

The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism.


An inclusive job website and employment hub which lists disability inclusive employers, and offers information to parents, employers and business owners in regards to the benefits of employing people with all types of disabilities including autism. 

The National Autistic Society (UK)

The National Autistic Society (NAS) website includes information about autism and Asperger's Syndrome, and about the support and services available in the UK for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, their family, carers and professionals. The NAS also have an Autism Services Directory detailing services and support available across the UK. 

PDA Society 

Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA) is increasingly recognised as part of the autism spectrum.

Autism Toolbox

An online resource to support the inclusion of autistic children and young people in mainstream education services in Scotland

Understand Autism 

Did you know that 1 in 100 people are diagnosed with autism? Find out more by visiting our interactive resource. 


Scottish Autism is not a benefits specialist, however, there are a number of organisations that are. Some are specialist only in Scotland and others cover the whole of the UK. You will find information on organisations and how to access their support below: 

Family Fund 

Family Fund is the UK’s largest charity providing grants for families raising disabled or seriously ill children and young people.


Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Scotland's largest independent advice network. 

Local Benefits Advice 

Many local councils have welfare rights advisers who can provide benefits advice.