Equal Say Advocacy has recently employed an Autism Advocacy coordinator through the Scottish Government’s Strategy for Autism. This post was created to provide much needed advocacy services specifically for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Independent advocacy strengthens the capacity of people at risk of exclusion to develop their own solutions and to be active participants in tackling issues. It also aids several organisations and services in obtaining unbiased mandates on behalf of the service user. Equal Say is an independent advocacy organisation based in Partick, Glasgow.
Heather McCutcheon, the Autism Advocacy Coordinator, is currently collaborating with several autism specific organisations and their clients, to make the new service known. Heather is also leading informal fortnightly drop in sessions at the Autism Resource Centre (ARC) to allow individuals with an ASC to access the service in comfortable and familiar surroundings. Heather is also part of the Autism Working Group and represents the views of individuals with an ASC at the meetings.
You can find more information on the following PDF: Equay Say Advocacy Information
Anyone can make a referral to Equal Say Advocacy on behalf of someone who has an ASC. Equal Say can be contacted at:
Autism Advocacy Coordinator
11-13 Dowanhill Street
0141 337 3133
07720 742 111