Perth Autism Support was created to support individuals, aged 18 or under on the Autism Spectrum, and their families throughout Perth & Kinross.
Their aim is to ensure that every child diagnosed with autism in Perth & Kinross has access to quality activities and services.
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the way a person communicates, how they experience the world around them and how they relate to other people.
Autism is described as a spectrum condition, which means that everyone with autism, including Asperger’s Syndrome will share certain characteristics and difficulties. This does not mean, however, that all people with autism will be affected in the same way. Some people with autism will be able to lead relatively independent lives but other may need a lifetime of specialist support and intervention.
Perth Autism Support believe that early intervention is critical for children and young people to be enabled to lead fulfilling lives and training and awareness raising is essential to ensure that they are understood and supported in a positive way.
The Stephens Foundation supported their Christmas Party this year, which enables the kids to take part in specially organised activities. From the photos it looks like it was lots of fun and a great success!