Festive Season Office Closure

Lothian Autistic Offices will be closed from 1 pm on Thursday 21st December 2017 and reopen at 9 am on Wednesday 3rd January.

AGM 2017

Lothian Autistic Society would like to invite our members and those who use our services* to attend our Annual General Meeting on Monday 27th November at Norton Park Conference Centre, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY from 10 am – 12 pm.

Lothian Autistic Society is delighted that Christine Collingwood has agreed to speak at our AGM.

Christine is an Improvement Officer with Autism Network Scotland.  She has professional qualifications in social work and in social work education.  She worked for many years with children and families.  Christine has also worked in the field of health and research, and in the charitable sector. She has been involved with autistic children and adults at various stages of their life journey.

Christine will give a presentation on ‘Coping with anxiety and stress around Transitions. Moving between and leaving schools’, after which there will be an opportunity for members to ask questions.

With your continued support, we will make sure that we innovate, inspire and improve life for those affected by autism.

*The AGM is open to those who are not members of Lothian Autistic Society. Non-members will not be able to vote on matters. If you would like to become a member please click here.


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Is it too early to talk about Christmas…?

With the holiday season fast approaching and ‘Black Friday’ a few days away, Lothian Autistic Society has signed up to Easyfundraising. Easyfundraising is a really simple way to support Lothian Autistic Society by doing your online shopping through Easyfundraising you are able to raise funds for LAS from the comfort of your own home. 

easyfundraising.org.uk provide a FREE service where you can shop at your favourite online stores and at no extra cost raise funds for any charity, good cause or group you choose to support. You still shop directly with each retailer as you would normally, but simply by using the links from the site first each retailer will make a cashback donation to Lothian Autistic Society.

If you already shop online, why not help good causes at no extra cost from purchases you would make anyway.

To register as a Lothian Autistic Society supporter please click here.

 All you have to do is register as a supporter and do your online shopping through the Easyfundraising website. The below video is an easy guide to how Easyfundraising works.



Outcomes Star

Our Care and Support Team along with several of our project leaders attended Outcomes Star Training in September.

Outcomes Star is a new tool that we are using to measure outcomes for the children and young people attending our services. Each service user will be assessed using a Star which is a holistic tool and covers several outcomes areas. By using this tool we will ensure we Get it Right for Every Child.

We will be implementing Outcomes Star to all of our services over the coming months.

Further information about Outcome Star can be found in the Student-Star-Leaflet-for-Parents

If you have any question or would like to discuss please email office@lothianautistic.org