We support autistic people and their families to campaign for change and to make sure their voice is heard. Everything that The National Autistic Society Scotland campaigns on is informed by the views and experiences of autistic people and their families. You can read about our work with the Scottish Government below.

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Our work with the Scottish Government

The National Autistic Society Scotland plays an active role in raising awareness of autism in the Scottish Government and civil servants.

We work with Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs), give evidence to support the political process, provide briefings and hold campaign events in Scottish Parliament.

Our director sits on the governance group for the Scottish Strategy for Autism, and our staff across Scotland contribute to its working groups.

Autism Friendly Award

In 2015 Scottish Parliament become the first building in Scotland to receive our Autism Friendly Award (then known as the Autism Access Award).

It was honoured with the award after working with us to introduce a number of improvements to the visitor experience of autistic people using the Holyrood building. This included providing information on what to expect from a visit to the Scottish Parliament on its website and at the Parliament’s entrance, training staff in autism awareness, and providing a quiet room for people who need some space during their visit.