Job opportunities at PASDAWe are currently seeking to recruit a Senior Manager and an Administrator.
City of Edinburgh Autism Plan Consultation
City of Edinburgh Council are now consulting on their Edinburgh Autism Plan which is a local response to the Scottish Autism Strategy (2011). The Plan has been developed by individuals with autism and their families, as well as professionals working within the field. The consultation is now open until 26th July 2013 and is open to individuals with autism who do not have a learning disability and their family carers living in Edinburgh, as well as Edinburgh service providers. To read the plan and/or take part in the consultation, please go to Autism Plan
Big Lottery Funding
We are excited to announce that we have been successful with funding from the Big Lottery Fund! This will enable us to increase our staff team so that we will have two project workers working directly with carers, as well as administrative support for the next three years. It also means that we will be looking for our own premises in the next couple of months.
Big thanks to everyone who has supported PASDA over the last few years, we wouldn’t have achieved this without you!
PASDA Staff & Management Committee
PASDA offers support to parents and carers of adults (over 16s) on the autistic spectrum who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
It can be difficult to know where to turn, especially if your relative has had a late diagnosis of autism or Asperger's Syndrome, as the focus can often be around children.
We would be happy to hear from you whether you are a parent, relative, friend or professional looking to find out more information about us and what support is out there.
You can also find more information in our leaflet, here.
PASDA hold a variety support meetings each month in Edinburgh. We aim to provide a supportive environment in which you can talk about your own experiences in confidence. For more information, see our Events page.
We also have a peer support network called PASDA Connect, where we link up families and carers so that they can support each other. More information can be found here.
On our Resources page you can download copies of the PASDA Handbook 2012, and also our collection of stories from PASDA members, called Adult Autism: The Family Perspective.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.