Supporting People with Autism

The Scottish government has announced more than £200,000 in funding for autism organisations.

There are an estimated 47,000 autistic people in Scotland, and Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said many were affected by “extreme change” to their lives due to lockdown measures.

Almost £160,000 will be given to charity Scottish Autism to enable their helpline to operate seven days a week, while more than £45,000 will be used by the National Autistic Society to provide more online support.

Charlene Tait, of Scottish Autism, said: “During these uncertain and challenging times, our aim is to provide reassurance, guidance and support to autistic people and their families across Scotland.”

Source: BBC Scotland Live