West of Scotland Area Services
Help us provide autistic adults with therapy sessions to gain useful skills and feel valued
We have two day and vocational services in West Scotland, each offering a unique experience for autistic adults to learn and develop new skills, while participating in their local community. Both Hamilton Towers, based in Hamilton and the Abbie Resource Centre in Bridgeton, Glasgow, provide a mix of flexible day and outreach support. The vocational services encourage individuals to identify their own interests, skills, choices and desires which then shape a person-centred programme of daily activities.
We currently offer art, drama & music therapy sessions to the individuals we support across our West Scotland services. The team have asked for assistance to cover the cost of these hugely beneficial sessions so that they can continue.
Currently, 33 individuals attend these highly beneficial sessions which provide a safe and therapeutic environment for people to be able to express themselves and manage their feelings. Families, support staff and the individuals themselves, are seeing and experiencing the benefits of the sessions; individuals who have had difficulty concentrating on activities for more than 10 minutes are enjoying creating artworks for more than an hour at a time. Due to this, they are keen for the sessions to become a permanent feature for the supported individuals.
We hope to raise £13,819 to cover the annual cost of the weekly drama and music classes, along with the fortnightly art sessions.
Please get involved and show your support by donating or taking part in your own fundraising activity for the West of Scotland services.
How to raise funds
If you would like to organise a fundraising event check out our fundraising ideas or you can sign up for one of our Get Active events. Please get in touch with the Fundraising Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01259 720044.
How to donate
You can make a donation today or send a cheque payable to ‘Scottish Autism’ for attention of Fundraising, Scottish Autism, Hilton House, Whins Road, Alloa Business Park, Alloa FK10 3SA. Be sure to let us know which project your donation is to support.
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