On this page you can find useful links to other autism research groups around Scotland, and website relating more broadly to autism and the autism community. Please contact us if there is a site that you feel should be included in this section.
Autism Research groups (Scotland):
The Scottish Autism Research Group (SARG): http://www.sarg.ed.ac.uk/test/
The Patrick Wild Centre: http://patrickwildcentre.com/
The DART Research Group, University of Edinburgh: http://www.dart.ed.ac.uk/
The Developmental Lab, University of St Andrews: http://developmentlab.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/current-developmental-research/
The ARGU Autism Lab, University of Glasgow: http://autism.psy.gla.ac.uk/
Societies and organisations:
National Autistic Society. The National Autistic Society is the leading UK charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people. The National Autistic Society also host an Autism Services Directory of services and support for people with an autism spectrum disorder, their families, and people who work with them.
Scottish Autism Scottish Autism is the largest provider of autism-specific services in Scotland and a leading authority and advocate for good autism practice. Scottish Autism seek to maximise the individual potential of all those on the autistic spectrum. The organisation is dedicated towards helping people with autism and those who offer support to achieve this aim.
Autistica Autistica is a charity which both funds and for medical research to understand the causes of autism, improve diagnosis, and develop new treatments and interventions. Their aims is to move autism research “from bench to bedside” so that new discoveries can translate as quickly as possible into a better quality of life individuals with autism.
Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN). Scottish Women’s Autism Network (SWAN) was established in August 2012 in partnership with Autism Network Scotland. SWAN is a network of women each with a unique perspective, shaped by individual experiences and circumstances; we represent a range of views on all sorts of issues from diagnosis to gender, from ASC as a difference rather than a disorder, to life in general.
Autism Rights Group Highland . Autism Rights Highland group support autism self-advocacy, and is run by and for autistic adults. ARGH works locally and nationally: they work in partnership with the Scottish Government by being members of the Autism Reference Group and its sub groups. They are also stakeholders for NICE guidelines relevant to autistic people.
Scottish Strategy for Autism. Here you can find information on the Scottish Governments strategy for Autism. This website will keep you informed about current developments, news and events and progress relating to the strategy.
One Stop Shops across Scotland One Stop Shops are run by Autism Network Scotland, and offer people with autism and their families much needed information, advice and support before and after diagnosis.
Student Support Services- University of Stirling. Support service for students at the University of Stirling who have autism or Asperger’s. Student support services are there if you want advice and/or support about your finances; if you require additional support; if you have personal problems that are making life difficult; or if you just want to talk to somebody about academic, social or University life in general.
National Autistic Society Booklet: If you are and adult who had recently received a diagnosis of ASD, and would like to find out more information, the NAS has a resource booklet, detailing information about services, support and benefits that adults with an autism spectrum disorder
MSc Autism Research, University of Stirling. Interested in learning more about the autism and autism research? Here at the University of Stirling we run a one-year MSc in autism research. This course is designed to provide students with an in depth understanding of the autism spectrum. Click on the link to find out more information!