Support for people with autism
There are a range of local services for people with autism. We want to help overcome barriers to accessing support, difficulties in securing meaningful employment and public misconception.
Local autism strategy
The Dumfries and Galloway Autism Strategy aims to ensure that all people with autism across Dumfries and Galloway are accepted as they are and have access to high quality services. The strategy was developed by a multi-agency group together with people with autism, their families and others who support them.
Autism Outreach Service
This is a specialist advisory service for children and young people aged 8 to 16 who have autistic spectrum disorders or who are awaiting assessment.
Dumfries and Galloway Autism Network
This is a local multi-agency group linked to Autism Network Scotland. The Network's aim is to raise awareness of autism and organise events for families, carers, and individuals affected by autism as well as professionals working in the field.
Supporting Autism Together
Supporting Autism Together is a local support service for families of primary or secondary school age children on the autism spectrum. Regular drop-in sessions let you to talk to professionals to find out more, solve problems and share ideas.
Other services and organisations
We have put together a directory of services and organisations that provide support and advice for people and families affected by autism. This includes local and national organisations.