Grampian Opportunities are running an innovative project to break down barriers for those living with autistic spectrum disorder in our local communities.
Voices for Change – Breaking down Barriers
This project – funded by the Autism Innovation and Improvement Fund and the Scottish Government, is all about connecting with, including and working alongside people directly affected by autism spectrum disorders and to give them a real platform to express their real hopes, views and wishes and to break down the barriers that stop them from feeling confident and included within their communities.
We would like to hear from people with ASD, their siblings and parents who have adults or children on the spectrum. We would also be keen to hear from carers and support workers and any service providers who have an existing service throughout the region.
The project will explore issues that affect people with ASD including difficulties in finding employment. Our goal is to find out their views on what they want, what there currently is available to them and what is needed. We want to harness the unique skills, views and lived experience of the project participants and by reporting on their findings, to positively shape future local decision making and help real understanding to flourish of what it means to live with an ASD in Scotland in 2016.
The project covers the whole of the Grampian region right across Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
If you would like to be a participant or find out more about the Project please contact Grampian Opportunities at:
1 High Street, Inverurie, AB51 3QA
Telephone: 01467 629675