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Moving Forward supports autistic 16-24-year-olds in West Central Scotland. We help people develop social confidence and prepare for work and other positive goals.

To find our if you’re eligible for this Cashback for Communities-funded service, please email

How does it work?

  • ​informal chat ​– an initial meeting to discuss your goals and how we can help
  • ​preparation ​– eight group sessions with the option of one-to-one coaching
  • placement – up to eight weeks of practical work experience
  • progression – up to ten weeks’ support to identify and apply for your preferred opportunities.


If we identify a specific and longer-term challenge to your job readiness during your initial chat, we can offer mentoring. You could have up to six months of support from a National Autistic Society trained volunteer mentor. Mentoring may run alongside or replace some of the above stages.

The above pathway is extremely flexible. We recognise that some people may benefit from taking part in each stage while others may wish to focus on certain areas. 

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Who can take part?

To take part in the programme, you should be:

  • aged 16-24
  • on the autism spectrum
  • living in an eligible postcode area
  • not in employment, education or training.

Contact us

The National Autistic Society Scotland
1st Floor, 109 Hope Street
G2 6LL

Telephone: 0141 248 1725

Moving Forward is kindly supported by CashBack for Communities

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