Autism Network Scotland site for autism support

Monday 2 September 2013

A new series of online forums to support people on the autistic spectrum, their family, carers and associated practitioners has been launched by Autism Network Scotland at the University of Strathclyde.
Known as Virtual Networks, these online forums are part of a wider support service offered by Autism Network Scotland, a hub of impartial and reliable information about autism services across Scotland, funded by the Scottish Government. The complete list of networks currently available can be found on the Autism Network Scotland website.

Each virtual network will provide a safe, engaging environment for collaboration, co-operation and peer support in both personal and professional capacities.  The aim is to enable a solutions-focussed approach to improving the lives of people on the autistic spectrum.
Emma Hanley, Autism Network Scotland Co-ordinator said:
“Our aim is to encourage communication and knowledge exchange. The creation of online communities of practice will enable people to share their personal and professional experiences as well as ask questions and seek advice irrespective of time, geography and finance.
“By using our online forums, we aim to provide people with support, information and expertise which may not be available to them in their immediate environment".
The Virtual Networks are now available to members of Autism Network Scotland. You can become a member quickly and easily by completing the online membership form. Membership is and always will be free.

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