Support group for families affected by autism spectrum disorders

People who have an interest in Autism, Aspergers or other autism spectrum disorders are being encouraged to check a new programme of monthly activities organised by Moray Council.

A peer support group for women has already been running for some time and from this month a spouse support group and a newly-diagnosed group is being formed under the guidance of Aimee Killa, Moray Council’s autism development co-ordinator.

Aimee organises drop-in sessions in Elgin, Buckie, Keith and Forres that offers information and access to resources as well as an opportunity to chat through issues and ideas.

Planned activity sessions include an art group and book club, along with a youth social night and an adult social night, the theme of which will change each month.

Information and support workshops take place monthly with the topic for February being benefits – that will be led by a welfare rights assistant from Moray Council in the activities room at Elgin Library on Friday, February 20 from 2pm to 4pm.

Full details of the February programme are available on the autism pages of the Moray Council website, the council’s MORINFO events calendar or by contacting Aimee on 07785 697058.

You can also ‘like’ the Moray Autism Facebook page to find out about events going on locally for people with autism spectrum disorders.

The next meeting of the Moray Autism Partnership takes place in the Gallery at Elgin library on Tuesday, February 24 from 12.30pm to 3pm.

The partnership – which is open to anyone with an interest – brings together people with autism, their families and staff from the council, NHS and partner organisations, to ensure the 10-year Moray autism strategy is being put into action, to share news and progress local developments in schools, services and the wider community.

The partnership will meet again on Tuesday, May 19 in the Gallery at Elgin library, but will run from 6pm to 8.30pm to give more people an opportunity to attend.

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