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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For any child protection enquiries or updates please contact the Care & Support Manager and Child Protection Officer, Maria Smith on email@example.com
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
Intended Client Groups:
- individuals, families, and carers affected by autism
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.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Contact Info. & Provider's Address
Davidson House, 57 Queen Charlotte Street, Leith,
Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
-Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm-
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.
Public Transport Information
Lothian Buses 12, 16 and 22
Provider's Name: Lothian Autistic Society
Lothian Autistic Society supports individuals, families, and carers affected by autism.
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.