The charity Scottish Autism is taking its programme of Knowledge Share events on the road to three new locations in Scotland following a successful first series which reached over 500 people in 12 months. The seminars look at how to address key issues to improve the quality of life for people with autism and their families and is aimed at parents and professionals alike.
The seminars will be held on various dates in Glasgow, Dundee and Lochgilphead, starting later this month and running through until March 2014. They will focus on the development of personal coping skills, understanding relationships and developing skills for independent living.
The events will be chaired by Charlene Tait, Director of Development at Scottish Autism with a number of experienced practitioners from the charity’s service delivery team.
Speaking about the Knowledge Share event programme, Ms Tait said:
“For many people on the autism spectrum, day to day and often routine issues that we all face in life come with an added degree of complexity. As an organisation focused on enabling people with autism to lead better and fuller lives, we feel it is vital that best practice is shared amongst those who work with people on the spectrum and those with a personal or family connection.
“The three core issues we are covering in our Knowledge Share programme – personal coping skills, relationships and independent living – are ones that tend to have the most profound impact on the day to day lives of people with autism. We want to provide support and share innovative ideas amongst the professional community and parents alike. The events are designed with a view to improving the accessibility of the skills and expertise that are prevalent within our organisation.”
The first of the Knowledge Share events ‘Developing Personal Coping Skills and Strategies,’ takes place in Glasgow’s City Chambers on 23 April and costs £15 per delegate. For details of all events taking place across the three regions, please visit: www.scottishautism.org