Public Health Minister Meets Pupils at Alloa Specialist School for Autism

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The Scottish Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson MSP, was in Alloa Wednesday, 6 June meeting with parents, pupils and staff at a Scottish centre of excellence in autism education, New Struan School.

The Minister was welcomed by Alan Somerville, CEO of the charity Scottish Autism which runs the school, and introduced to Education Director Jim Taylor, Head Teacher Jasmine Miller and Head of Care, Cathie Reekie during a tour of the premises. Mr Matheson also met with pupils and parents of the school where he emphasised the Scottish Government’s commitment to its autism strategy, developed with input from Scottish Autism and launched at the end of last year. To support the strategy, the Government announced £13.4m in funding over the next four years to improve care levels and enhance understanding of the condition.