The Ayrshire One Stop Shop is moving from its current base in Kilmarnock on Friday, 18 November 2016. The base will be closed from Thursday, 10 November to allow us to prepare for the move.

There won’t be a ‘drop-in’ office going forward. Instead staff will work from an administrative base, and will hold meetings, groups and activities in other local spaces within the community.

Please be assured that they will continue to provide the same level of support to autistic people and their families in Ayrshire but this support will be delivered in a different way.

They will have a new administrative base in Catrine, East Ayrshire from Tuesday, November 29. This space is only for use by staff, you cannot ‘drop-in’ unfortunately.

To contact the Ayrshire One Stop Shop

Email: Clare Kennedy, Information Officer or telephone 07500 974 323

 

The One Stop Shop in Kilmarnock can help you in the following ways:

They can –

  • answer general questions about autism and Asperger syndrome – for example, they can talk through what the condition is, how it might affect someone, and suggest strategies to help
  • talk through options available to people with autism and Asperger syndrome
  • talk through support options available to family members.
  • tell you about local services both within the national autistic society and others.
  • refer you on to other organisations that may be able to help you.
  • support you to appointments where they are able to.
  • send you information in the post or by email about all of these things.

The most common questions they get asked are –

  • how to get a diagnosis for a child or adult
  • how to help with a child’s behaviour
  • What is self-directed support?
  • how to get extra help at school
  • how to get help with employment/training

 

Is there anything the one stop shop can not do?

  • The one stop shop can not advise you on legal issues. None of their advisers are legally trained. However, they can give you details of solicitors and law societies that may be able to help you.
  • They cannot advise you on medical issues. None of their advisers are medically trained. However where possible they will give you details of specialists who may be able to help.
  • They cannot advise you about conditions which are not part of the autism spectrum such as ADHD or schizophrenia. They can however refer you on to organisations that specialise in these conditions.

 

Where they cannot help you, they will always try to find someone that can help you.

 

You can also find a lot of information online directly from a reliable source by clicking the link below –

http://www.autism.org.uk/our-services/advice-and-information-services/autism-helpline/find-answers-online.aspx

 

They have a range of information sheets that may also answer your questions. Click on the link below –

http://www.autism.org.uk/living-with-autism.aspx

 

Social Groups – young adults and adults

Social groups for young people age 12 years +.  Groups include animation, art, music, sports and lots of others.

Please feel free to contact the One Stop Shop for more information on current groups running in your area.

 

 

Moving Forward Project

12 week employability support for young people age between 16 and 25 years old.

Please see attached information sheet: Moving Forward Flyer

 


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