Perth Autism Support
Perth Autism Support
We support children under the age of 16 who have been diagnosed with autism and their families through a programme of term time activities, holiday programmes, training, information and advice.
Supporting children under the age of 16 throughout Perth & Kinross who have been diagnosed with autism, through a programme of outcome focussed term time activities, social groups, holiday programmes and relaxation classes. The children are supported by fully trained staff and volunteers. We are aware of the impact of a diagnosis of autism on the whole family we therefore provide a full training and information programme for parents covering topics such as Managing Anger, Autism seminars, Non Verbal Communication, Transitions from primary to secondary education and secondary education to adult services. Parents also meet once a month for a more social peer support gathering. Siblings are offered monthly activities and social meetings, including events throughout the school holidays and we offer a Sibling course to allow them to get support in dealing with their brother or sister's autism diagnosis.
Over the last year we have added a Befriending Scheme to our services in which children with autism aged 8+ can get a chance to develop skills on a fortnightly basis with a trained and carefully selected volunteer. We also offer our Project Teen Ranch service in which children with autism are offered the chance to attend an outdoor activity weekend camp to allow parents and siblings the chance of weekend respite, we also offer two sibling only weekends as well. 2013 sees the development of our Motor Skills and Sensory Groups to address skills development for the young people.
Perth Autism Support aims to:
- To support children aged under 16 diagnosed with autism to attend weekly term time activities and holiday programmes in an understanding, supportive environment with fully trained staff and volunteers
- To support parents through information, training, support, advice and information to allow them to feel more confident and better equipped to deal with their child's diagnosis and the impact of this.
- To support siblings of children with autism to understand the condition better, to be aware of the impact on the whole family and to provide them with social activities for peer support and respite.
Established: November 2011
Board members: 3
Full time staff: 2
Part time staff: 5
Phone number: 01738 451081
Address: 28-30 Market Street Perth PH1 5QHView charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website
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