Lothian Autistic Society

Lothian Autistic Society provides services, information and practical support to individuals, families and carers affected by autism.

Social opportunities are available for children between the ages of 5-18, through play-schemes and social groups. A flexible respite service is offered in partnership with VOCAL carers centre, as well signposting to other relevant services for parents, families and carers.

If you would like further information on any of Lothian Autistic Society’s services please contact office@lothianautistic.org

For any child protection enquiries or updates please contact the Care & Support Manager and Child Protection Officer, Maria Smith on m.smith@lothianautistic.org

You can also follow the Lothian Autistic Society Facebook (/LothianAutistic) and Twitter (@LothianAutistic) pages for updates regarding services, membership and any other autism related news, or visit the website www.lothianautistic.org

 

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers
  • Other
    • individuals, families, and carers affected by autism

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Children and young people with autism, age 5-18, their parents/carers and other family members.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

Davidson House, 57 Queen Charlotte Street, Leith,
Edinburgh
EH6 7EY

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Service Hours

-Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm-

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3834
Email: office@lothianautistic.org
Website: www.lothianautistic.org/

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Wheelchair Access
  • There is a small step at the entrance to the building.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Lothian Buses 12, 16 and 22

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Lothian Autistic Society

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Lothian Autistic Society supports individuals, families, and carers affected by autism.

Services include:

Care and support

Support services include respite schemes, social clubs for children and young people with autism, their siblings and parent/carers, and holiday play-schemes.

In Edinburgh, LAS has partnered with Edinburgh Leisure and VOCAL’s Better Breaks scheme. Parents can choose to have flexible one to one respite care with Better Breaks, or take part in activities with Edinburgh Leisure. 

Counselling is also available for parents and carers. To be eligible you must be caring for a dependent child with autism or Asperger’s who is aged up to 18 years and resident in your family home. In Edinburgh, counselling is delivered either in the VOCAL centre on Johnston Terrace or the Libertus Centre on Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh.

Information and Advice

LAS provides information online about autism, and SDS. There is also an advice service which is available initially through email. For more see here

 

Services run by this provider

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3834
Email: office@lothianautistic.org
Website: www.lothianautistic.org/

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Service Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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