Autism & Neurodiversity – North Scotland (A-ND), formerly The Grampian Autistic Society, was founded in 1987 by a small group of parents and professionals who were concerned for the needs of those affected by autism. It was the first organisation of its kind in the region to offer help and support to autistic individuals and their families. Beginning as a support group, the society expanded over time and became a parent-run organisation which was later constituted into a charity. We now have a staff of around 40 people and are providing ongoing support and services for well over 500 families affected by autism and other neurodiverse conditions.
GAS seeks to ensure the provision of the best possible education, care, support and opportunities for people of all ages with autism in the North Scotland. The organisation also seeks to support families, to improve understanding of autism and other neurodiverse conditions, and to develop best practice amongst carers, professionals and society at large.