Supporting families of adults with autism
Pasda offers support to parents, partners, siblings and carers of adults (over 16) on the autism spectrum who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
It can be difficult to know where to turn, especially if your relative had a diagnosis of autism or Asperger’s Syndrome as an adult. We would be happy to hear from you whether you are a parent, relative, friend or professional looking for more information about us or what support is available.
Message from the Pasda Committee
Looking to the future of Pasda
We would like to re-assure everyone that Pasda will still be holding regular monthly meetings after the current funding ends in August. This includes the monthly groups in Edinburgh and East Lothian, Friday and Saturday coffee mornings, complex needs group and the choir. These groups will be led by the current participants and members of the committee. The weekly meeting at Craigie’s Farm with Louise, our coordinator funded by Shared Care Scotland and players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, will continue and we hope more people will support this community garden project as the weather improves and things start to grow. Read more.
Our first crop of potatoes from the Pasda Community Garden! We have also harvested beetroot and runner beans. Read more about the garden here.
Sensory Pressure Vests
Squease have designed a sensory pressure vest for people of all ages, who can feel overwhelmed by the world around them. It is especially beneficial for those who have difficulties processing sensory information, like people with Autism, ADHD, sleeping or anxiety disorders. Read more and tell us your views.
Forth Bridge Abseil – Sunday 26th June
Well done and thank you to everyone who bravely abseiled from the Forth Rail Bridge. You raised £1,453.89 for Pasda funds! Thanks to all who contributed. You can still make a contribution to support the team, by clicking this link, or by sending a cheque to the office. Thanks to The Rotary Club of South Queensferry and Glasgow Climbing School for keeping everyone safe.
Internet Safety workshops
It can be daunting to keep up to date with the latest technology and internet advances. Pasda is organising a series of four workshops in September to help give carers some practical skills and tips to know how to keep the people they care for safe online. Find out more here.
Our new e-bulletin newsletter for August can be viewed here: