Tag: Autism friendly spaces

Loch Earn in Scotland

A week in Scotland

The trip into Scotland was memorable for many reasons. The snow and sleet on the drive from Cambridge (it’s spring, right?), castles around every corner, the tartan (I have added to my wardrobe) and Scottish Autism.

During my time in Scotland, I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew Lester, the Architect responsible for designing one of the first schools specifically designed for children with an Autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Andrew’s background is a personal one as his daughter has ASD and, by his own words, has had very challenging behaviour from a young age. His wife and he wondered where she would fit in and be able to learn, as the existing school system was not suitable for her.

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Specialist Area Autism Denmark

Dear Jacson,

I’ve just spent a week in Denmark and it wasn’t long enough!

Despite the peculiar beginning to the week (get caught up here), I’ve found the Danes to be extremely welcoming people. Every single person at Specialomr√•de Autisme (or Specialist Area Autism) were very happy to show Jasmine and I several of the homes and services for people who are on the Autism disorder spectrum.

The communities around the city of Aarhus, where I was based for the week, cater for people of all ages, with a variety of care available depending on their individual needs. From those who are just old enough to leave home and want to start living independently, to those who need more one-on-one help every day, and also nannas and pops who have their own homes, but within a communal space that gives the citizens company and places to socialise, as well as professional help whenever they need it.

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