Autism Understanding Scotland (AUScot)

AUScot are an autistic-led charity delivering information and support to autistic people, their supporters and professionals.

Autism Understanding Scotland (AUScot) is a dynamic and proactive autistic-led organisation.  Meaning all frontline staff are autistic autism professionals, many have previous professional experience in the classroom, and many are parents to autistic children.  The lived-experience of our staff team have been highly appreciated by autistic service users as they can validate their own experiences.  And valued by non-autistic family, supporters, and professionals working with autistic people, as they can provide a unique insight into what it is like to be autistic, and supports which help.  We have no age limits on services.

Our Mission – Our mission is to empower and support autistic people, their families, carers, and professionals who support them, throughout the lifespan.

Our Vision – A world where autistic people are valued and respected, and can live happy, healthy lives free from prejudice and discrimination.

Where We Work

AUScot is a national charity delivering services across Scotland;

  • Online peer support groups
  • Free online training webinars
  • Bespoke training and consultation work
  • Autism Information Hub & News/Blogs written by autistic people
  • Late Diagnosis Group
  • Autism Acceptance Events – online Autistic Pride Aberdeen, Grampian Pride and Shetland Pride

Locally (Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Shetland)

  • 1:1 pre & post diagnostic support
  • In-person peer support groups
  • Employment Services
  • Teen and Supporter Diagnosis Group
  • Autism Acceptance Events – e.g. Autistic Pride: Bubbles in the Park and annual online Autism Acceptance Campaign.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Contact Information




Twitter: @AU_Scot

Instagram: @au_scot



41 Regent Quay
1st Floor
Aberdeen City
AB11 5BE
United Kingdom


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