The Grampian Autistic Society (GAS) was founded in 1987 by a small group of parents and professionals who were concerned for the needs of those affected by autism. It was the first organisation of its kind in the region to offer help and support to autistic individuals and their families. Beginning as a support group, the society expanded over time and became a parent-run organisation which was later constituted into a charity. We now have a staff of around 40 people and are providing ongoing support and services for well over 100 families.
GAS seeks to ensure the provision of the best possible education, care, support and opportunities for people of all ages with autism in the North East of Scotland. The society also seeks to support families, to improve understanding of autism, and to develop best practice amongst carers, professionals and society at large.
We are local. We work on the ground, close to our clients and are building a growing network of support services across Aberdeen City and Shire.
We are experts. Our staff are specifically trained in ASC support and intervention.
We customise support. Every individual with an ASC is unique and we believe there is never a “one size fits all” solution.
We look for the potential in people. We look beyond the condition to help people with an ASC become more involved in society, and to express their views and needs so they can sustain better, more positive relationships with those around them.
We are passionate. It takes passion, commitment and dedication to work with people affected by an ASC.
Our vision is that all those living with an ASC in the Grampian region are supported and encouraged to fulfil their potential within their community and society. At GAS we are committed to being there from childhood through to adulthood and every stage in between so that those affected by autism have all the help and support they need to live full and happy lives.
Responsible for: Overall leadership and management
Responsible for: Outreach Service and Social Support Groups
Children's Services Coordinator
Responsible for: Playscheme and Sibling Support Group
Senior Autism Practitioner
Responsible for: Training and Employment Support
Responsible for: Admin, Quality Assurance, and Service Rotas
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For more information, please contact Becky Rafferty on 01224 277900, or use this contact form.