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Different minds – new national programme and awareness campaign

Section: MembershipType: News Item Date Published: 5th October 2020

A new national support service has been launched in Scotland for children and adults diagnosed with autism.

Backed by £250,000 Scottish Government funding, the pilot National Post Diagnostic Support Programme will be led by Scottish Autism, in partnership with the National Autistic Society, Autism Initiatives and Autistic People’s Organisations. It is designed to help children and adults diagnosed with autism to understand and embrace their identity. The service will provide online support on a range of issues, offer practical help and connect autistic people and their families with peers.

A new awareness campaign, which aims to challenge stigma and myths to give the general public a clearer understanding of autism, is also being launched.

To find out more about the National Post Diagnostic Support Programme, visit – https://www.gov.scot/news/supporting-and-celebrating-different-minds/ (this link will take you away from our website).

To find out more about the Different Minds campaign, visit – https://differentminds.scot/ (this link will take you away from our website).

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