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Autism Service Directory

Autism Resource Centre (ARC)

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Type of service: Family support and information services, Training providers, Training providers

The Autism Resource Centre (ARC) is a Glasgow City Council service which works closely with other local services which support people affected by autism, including NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, The National Autistic Society, and Strathclyde Autistic Society. One-to-one information and advice is available through the information service.

The ARC offers an information, advice, and signposting service to adults with autism, or those seeking diagnostic assessment, as well as to parents, family members, and the professionals who support them. Please note that these services are for Glasgow residents only, due to funding restrictions. We also offer training which explains autism as a condition, which is free to individuals and families living in Glasgow, but there are charges for residents of other local authority areas who wish to attend..

One-to-one information and advice is available through the information service by telephone, email, or in person (by appointment only). We do not operate a drop-in service, as we are in a shared building and in order to ensure that a staff member is available to see visitors..


The ARC also offers a training programme to raise awareness of autism and build knowledge and skills among individuals, parents, carers and professional staff. This ranges from introductory awareness training aimed at anyone with an interest in autism through to more specialist levels, including training specifically for parents which is delivered in conjunction with partner agencies (specifically, Autism Parent Pathway Training and Could it be Autism?). Our autism awareness training is free to parents within the Glasgow City Council area. For adults, parents, family members, and professionals from other local authority areas, there is a charge of £40 per head for attending. This charge also applies to employees of private companies, wherever they are based..




Age: For people of any age

Aimed at: Adult , Parent/carer of a child, Parent/carer of a young person, Parent/carer of an adult, Partner, Professional, Young person

Gender: All genders

Registrations & Approaches

Specialisms: Exclusively autism specific

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    You can contact us by phone email or post.

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    0141 276 5252

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    c/o North West Social Work Services, Gullane Street, Partick, Glasgow, G11 6AH

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