We work with the Adult Autism Additional Support Team, led by the ARC‘s Speech and Language Therapist, and with Children’s autism services to help make sure people on the autism spectrum and their families receive the most effective care possible.
The work of the ARC is guided by the Autism Working Group, with members from the statutory and voluntary sectors, and individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, parents and the National Centre for Autism Studies. This helps ensure that the ARC delivers the services it should.
- Information services
- One-to-one guidance
- Services for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Promoting the views of people with ASD
- Developing Services
The Autism Resource Centre, and its partners, has launched an Autism Alert Card endorsed by Strathclyde Police. The card can be presented to staff (not just emergency personnel) in all kinds of situations where communication is difficult for the person who has an ASD (adult or child), or there is the risk that their behaviour might become inappropriate or open to misinterpretation.
For more information on obtaining a card, visit the Glasgow City Council website.
Each Autism Alert Card is issued with a blank space on the reverse, so that cardholders can add the name and landline number or mobile number of a nominated person who can be contacted at any time to provide support and explain their individual needs to other people (e.g. emergency care providers).
Please note that the nominated person should be someone who knows the cardholder well (i.e. a parent, partner, family member or friend, rather than a member of staff who is only available during working hours).
How to contact the Autism Resource Centre:
Autism Resource Centre
c/o North West Social Work Services
17 Gullane Street
Gullane Street is well served by public transport, with bus routes along nearby Dumbarton Road to and from the city centre and the West End. Partick Railway Station and Partick and Kelvin Hall Subway Stations are all a short walk away (approximately five minutes).