– Useful local resources for families and carers

National Resources

National Autistic Society provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. They provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.

Local Resources

Edinburgh & Lothians

VOCAL supports and empowers unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.

Pasda offers support to parents, partners, siblings and carers of adults (over 16) on the autism spectrum who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The Yard is an award-winning charity running adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland.


East End Carers Hub are one of nine Carers centres in Glasgow, each offering services to Carers in their local area.