Join us for our final ‘Ask Us Anything’ Advice Line Live Q&A of 2023 with Zofia Bukiel, Senior Community Advisor alongside Advice Line Community Advisors Kirsten Duncan and Caitlin Campbell who will be live on our Facebook page on Wednesday 6th December at 12pm to answer your questions, and to provide advice and signposting.
With the festive period approaching you might have questions around changes in daily structure or routine, or you may be looking for support with diagnosis, education or accessing employment. You can send your questions in ahead of our event by clicking here, alternatively, you can ask your questions live on the day by using the comments box.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Meet the Advisors
Zofia has 10 years’ experience in the third sector through direct practice, project development and management roles. Zofia has directly worked alongside autistic people both in children and adult services. Zofia has also managed a variety of services that provide social and leisure opportunities, transition support, day services as well as those that provide vocational and skills development opportunities.
In her current role, as Senior Community Advisor, Zofia leads on the delivery of a range of community support services for autistic people and their families, such as the Advice Line and National Post Diagnostic Support, as well as a range of services for professionals and practitioners, such as the external training. Zofia also coaches and mentors the wider Communities Team. Zofia’s key interests encompass person centredness, encouraging autonomy and empowerment, that enables autistic people to achieve their aspirations and for their voices to be heard.
Kirsten has worked as a Community Advisor for the Scottish Autism Advice Line Team since September 2022. She comes from a teaching background where she worked as a Support for Learning Teacher with primary aged children with additional support needs for 15 years. She also ran a social enterprise for children and families affected by additional support needs and has worked on various projects raising awareness of neurodiversity in schools.
Kirsten also has personal experience of neurodiversity and feels privileged to work in such an understanding and supportive team.
Caitlin is a Community Advisor at Scottish Autism. She has experience working with children, young people and adults with differing support needs. Caitlin is autistic and brings direct lived experience to her knowledge and understanding. As well as her lived experience Caitlin also has a wealth of knowledge and experience centred around inclusion and disability equality. She is passionate about accessibility and working towards societal change to better the general populations understanding of autism and to better the lives of autistic people and those around them.