Autism engagement events to be held

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Published: Monday, 21st August 2017

The Scottish Borders Health and Social Care Partnership is inviting members of the Autism community to come along to one of three drop-in events being held in September.

The sessions are open to anyone with a personal or professional connection with Autism or an interest in creating Autism-friendly social and leisure opportunities across the Borders.

Your Autism Ideas sessions

  • Langlee CPD Centre, Galashiels - 12 September, 1-3pm
  • Duns Council Chamber - 13 September, 1-3pm
  • Peebles High School - 20 September, 6.30–7.30pm

The sessions are free and there is no need to book.

The sessions will also explore the question ‘What keeps you well?’ in relation to people with Autism and provide an invaluable opportunity to share knowledge and ideas.

Get support and share Your Autism Ideas

Particularly welcome are people who are not involved with formal services and who may lack opportunity to have their voices heard.

Elaine Torrance, Chief Officer Health and Social Care Integration

“These events are an opportunity for anyone involved with the Autism community in the Borders to come together to share experiences, meet with other people facing similar challenges and be involved in how the recommendations in the Autism Strategy are taken forward.

“An invitation is specifically being extended to people who are not currently engaged with services as the sessions may be helpful to them in terms of meeting fellow members of the local community and associated professionals. Their ideas and suggestions would be a most welcome contribution to the discussions.” 

Find out more

For further information, contact the Autism Strategy Co-ordinator on 01835 825080 or at: schoolsliaison@scotborders.gov.uk

Download the Scottish Borders Autism Strategy 2015. This was published in May 2015 to ensure the needs of individuals of all ages living in the Borders who are on the spectrum will be acknowledged and addressed.