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Autism is a lifelong, developmental condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information.
The term ‘autism spectrum’ refers to the range of ways the condition presents itself in an individual which can vary greatly from person to person and throughout their life.
Find out more by watching our Understand Autism video and meeting the characters of Sam, Lisa, Ruby and Matt.
The autism spectrum refers to the range of ways the condition can present in the individual which can vary greatly from person to person and throughout their life.
While some people will have more subtle difficulties, others will have complex needs requiring more intensive support.
The behaviours and challenges typically associated with autism are often as a result of differences in thinking and processing information. It is through a deep understanding of the impacts of these different thinking styles that we are able to develop approaches and strategies which allow people with autism to better understand and contribute to the world around them.
In October 2014, Scottish Autism launched the Centre for Practice Innovation. Our aim is that the Centre will become a focal point for our practice research and knowledge sharing and will lead to establishing relationships and partnerships that will result in innovation and development in autism practice.
‘Share’ is one of a number of ways we will be communicating the work of the Centre. We hope you will find the eclectic mix of features, case studies and opinion pieces thought provoking and informative.Given that a major focus for us at Scottish Autism is the meaningful participation and involvement of the people who use our services, the personal insight people with autism offer us is vital to our learning and is therefore an essential feature for our Centre publication.
Right Click is an online programme for parents and carers to provide information and support at times when you need it most.
Who is it for?
Right Click is for parents or carers of individuals on the autism spectrum who are in particular need of information and support. Their experience at Autism Scotland tells us that this is often when a child is newly or recently diagnosed or when they are coming up to a major personal or environmental transition and so they have developed their programmes accordingly.
How the Right Click programme works
The online programme builds over four weeks with new content being released each week and then a fifth week is available to review any of the materials which were of particular interest. The content is largely made up of videos with some supporting documents. Parents are also assigned their own autism advisor who can be contacted to answer questions or give more specific advice for your family.
Scottish Autism provides online support programme gives parents access to their knowledge in a format which is available for you to access and absorb in your own time, at your own pace and for no cost. They hope that the information enables you to make positive changes for your family.
Independent evaluation report
You can now download the independent evaluation report of Right Click written by Dr Anna Robinson, from University of Strathclyde, to read how Right Click can benefit families.