Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland

Charity registered in Scotland SC007421

Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland (previously Grampian Autistic Society) was founded in 1987 by a small group of parents and professionals who were concerned for the needs of those affected by autism. It was the first organisation of its kind in the region to offer help and support to autistic individuals and their families. Beginning as a support group, the society expanded over time and became a parent-run organisation which was later constituted into a charity. We now have a staff of around 40 people and are providing ongoing support and services for well over 100 families.

*Our Mission:
Creating opportunities for autistic and neurodivergent people, and their networks, to realise their full potential and transform the world we live in.

*Our Values:
-WE ARE INNOVATORS - We are not afraid to try new ideas or approaches. We welcome change and creativity.
-WE ARE HUMAN RIGHTS LED - We will protect and honour the human rights of all people. Treating all with respect, dignity and compassion.
-WE ARE THOUGHT LEADERS - We are ideas people. We nurture the skills, knowledge and ideas of our staff, families, fellow professionals and most importantly those we support to help inform, develop and improve our practice.
-WE VALUE RELATIONSHIPS - We are person centred in our approach. Relationships are key to what we do.
-WE ARE INFLUENCERS - We influence policy and procedure to improve access to support and services, including education and jobs. We strive to build awareness and understanding about our organisation, autism and neurodiversity.
-WE ARE PASSIONATE - We believe every child, young person and adult has the potential to shine bright. We believe magic can be created every day.

*Our Vision:
Autism & Neurodiversity; a world of fulfilling and happy lives for those who think differently.


Current opportunities

Want to join the team to drive our minibus? You will be volunteering with our team, helping in transporting children and young people to and from home and on regular daily outings. For further details please email claire.crichton@a-nd.org.uk or telephone: 01224 277900.

We have opportunities to join our brilliant team of volunteers to help us at our offices at 33-35 Carnie Drive, Aberdeen, AB25 3AN (has free parking/good public transport access). We have opportunities for you to assist in any tasks you can ranging from assisting with reception duties, person our phone in the office, support initial and general enquiries and be a friendly, supportive voice and face to those who call and attend at our office. Whatever amount of time you can provide is massively welcomed. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. If you think this may suit you, please get in touch, give us a call on 01224 277900 or email claire.crichton@a-nd.org.uk