Sometimes being a member does bring extra benefits worth having! Especially when its valuable help and advice you're looking for. Thats why now is a great time to be a Scottish Autism member. We've just launched our new on line advice and help service, only available to our members. Right Click is a web-based programme which draws on the experience of our Autism Support Team and other professionals. It features over 50 videos and additional support materials, giving advice on a range of ASD related issues.
At the click of a mouse, all of this becomes available to parents and carers seeking help and advice. It's a truly innovative service fit for the 21st century digital age in which we live. Charlene Tait, Development Director of Scottish Autism, said of the new service: “We are very excited about this new, innovative means of delivering support to parents. Right Click captures our knowledge and experience in managing some of the challenging issues presented to families of young people with autism and makes it accessible to parents to absorb in their own time, at their own pace and at a modest cost. Thanks must go to Azzurri Communications Ltd who provided a generous donation which allowed us to develop this new programme.”
The service has been piloted with some service users already. Mechele from Renfrewshire, who has a son with autism, participated in the Right Click pilot programme. She said: “Autism is such a huge concept for any mum, dad or sibling to comprehend so having access to this type of support and guidance felt reassuring and comforting.”
“The specific areas which this programme addresses can be very difficult for parents of children with ASD to manage - it’s therefore great to get a professional and experienced perspective which will certainly benefit families like mine in future.”
The service works over a five week programme. Delivered over this five week period, Right Click will cover the key topics which are most frequently raised via our advice line. There is a dedicated programme for young children and another for teenagers. Topics covered include eating issues, toileting, sleep problems, developing skills for independent living and handling relationships. New content is released each week for four weeks allowing for revision of the materials in the fifth week. Parents are also assigned their own autism advisor who can be contacted to answer questions, provide clarification and give more individually-tailored advice.
So, if you think this will help your family, why not join up now.. details on how to do this can be found here