Highland One Stop Shop publishes January Newsletter and Activity Calendar

Autism Initiatives‘ Highland One Stop Shop in Inverness has published its latest Newsletter.  
The newsletter features information on the latest developments at the One Stop Shop as well as details of the many drop-in sessions and other activities taking place in the Highlands. You can read the newsletter as a PDF here: Highland One Stop Shop January 2015 Newsletter   You can also read the Highland One Stop Shop January 2015 Activity Calendar to find the full range of activities for the next month.


Perth Autism Support publish second Quarterly Newsletter

Perth Autism Support have published their first newsletter, which includes features on their Autism Awards 2014 and details of their recent fundraising success.   You can find the newsletter as a PDF here: Perth Autism Support Newsletter - November 2014 Issue 2   You can also read information about each of their upcoming events, including details of events over the Christmas period, here: Perth Autism Support Newsletter Event Information - Nov 2014 Issue 2.   For more information about Perth Autism Support, simply visit their website.

Project Ability to hold Silent Auction on Saturday 13th December

Project Ability will end the year by holding an event not to be missed on Saturday 13 December, 6pm-9pm: their Christmas Fundraising Auction.   For two weeks, beginning on the Saturday 29th November, Project Ability will exhibit the works of established and emerging Glasgow based artists alongside works by artists who attend our workshops.   There has been a lot of discussion lately about Outsider Art, what it means to be an Outsider Artist?  This exhibition aims to blur the lines between what is considered ‘Insider’ and ‘Outsider’ Art.  Each piece of work donated will be on sale in a silent auction, with a starting price of £30 as a nod to Project Ability's 30 years of existence.  It will welcome online bids on Thursday 11 December, 9am-12am.   Members of the public will be invited to bid on pieces of work they like without knowing who the artist is, thus rendering Outsider or Insider Art labels irrelevant. We will also publicise the artists’ names next to their work once the event is over, both on our website and social networking platforms.   Project Ability: "We have had an amazing response from the artists we have contacted, and are extremely thankful to everybody who donated a piece. All the money raised will go to our ReConnect programme for adults with lived experience of mental ill health and will help us provide more opportunities and a rich programme of workshops, exhibitions and events to further realise and support the role of the arts in mental ill health recovery."   Participating artists include Alan Moore, Alan Straiton, Alex Frost, Andrew Boyle, Anna Campbell, Calum Stirling, Celine Mcilmunn, Charlie Hammond, Claire Barclay, Conor Kelly, Consuelo Servan, David Bradley, David Shrigley, Doreen Kay, Douglas Morland, Duncan Gray, Erica Eyres, Fran Gordon, Fraser Ross, Garnet McCulloch, Gerard Deighan, Gregor Wright, Harris Burnett, Helen De Main, Hirofumi Suda, Jason Pyper Davis, Jemima Densey-Wright, Jim Lambie, John Fitzpatrick, Kari Stewart, Kirsty Palmer, Laura Aldridge, Lauren Gault, Lauren Printy Currie, Lea Cummings, Leanora Brophy, Lewis Scott, Lotte Gertz, Margaret McGovern, Mhairi Macdonald, Michael Earll, Michael White,  Morag McGilchrist, Niall Macdonald, Nick Evans, Nicola Atkinson, Nicola Henderson, Patrick Butterworth, Pauline Jackson, Peter Stewart, Phoebe Barnicoat, Rachel Hook, Ross Agnew, Ruth Barker, Ruth Mutch, Sally Hackett, Sammi Penrice, Sarah Grant, Scott Smith, Shireen Taylor, Simon McAuley, Steven Reilly, Tom Varley, Tommy Kemp, Tracy Gorman.

Highland One Stop Shop publishes December Newsletter and Activity Calendar

Autism Initiatives' Highland One Stop Shop in Inverness has published its latest Newsletter.  
The newsletter features information on the latest developments at the One Stop Shop as well as details of the many drop-in sessions and other activities taking place in the Highlands. You can read the newsletter as a PDF here: Highland One Stop Shop December 2014 Newsletter   You can also read the Highland One Stop Shop December 2014 Activity Calendar to find the full range of activities for the next month.


Project Search’s November Newsletter is now available

The November 2014 edition of the Project SEARCH Newsletter is now available and can be read here: Project SEARCH November 2014 Newsletter (PDF).   Project SEARCH is specifically for people who have Autism, Asperger's syndrome or a learning difficulty, to help them get into employment. Our own Project Search is autism-specific and is based in the Graham Hills Building of the University of Strathclyde, where Siobhan Martin is our instructor and Katie Ballantyne is our Job Coach.   The three rotations that make up the course will last for one year from August 2014 till June 2015.   For more information about the progress of our interns, please see the newsletter.