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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Values

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

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.

Our Team

Brian Walsh

Brian Walsh

General Manager

Responsible for: Overall leadership and management
brian.walsh@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

Pearl Begbie

Pearl Begbie

Service Manager

Responsible for: Outreach Service and Social Support Groups
pearl.begbie@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

Phyllis Ingram

Phyllis Ingram

Administrator

Responsible for: General administration
admin@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

Craig Henderson

Craig Henderson

Training & Development Coordinator

Responsible for: Training and Employment Support
training@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

Shona Hepburn

Shona Hepburn

Children's Services Coordinator

Responsible for: Playscheme and Sibling Support Group
playscheme@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

Becky Rafferty

Becky Rafferty

Admin Assistant

Responsible for: Quality Assurance and Service Rotas
admin@grampianautisticsociety.co.uk
01224 277900

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For more information, please contact Phyllis Ingram on 01224 277900, or use this contact form.

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