My Place, My Perspective

“My Place, My Perspective is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be delivered in partnership by Lothian Autistic Society, The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. The project is funded for three years and we, ideally, would like the young people to stay for the duration of the project. Young people should be aged 11-14 at the start of the project.

We have a provisional start date of Saturday 24th February. My Place, My Perspective will run on alternate Saturdays throughout the year.

The project aims to give autistic young people a better sense of how they belong in, interact with and understand their part in our natural and built heritage. We will work with our partners to explore Edinburgh’s natural and built heritage in a structured programme of visits, activities and experiences that will give young people the opportunity to understand more of the what, why, where and when of the world in which they live. We want to encourage a real feeling of being part of it, feeling that they are connected and that their perspective is not wrong, just different.

The project will be based in Edinburgh with visits planned each session to the Royal Botanic Gardens or a site managed by Historic Environment Scotland. The days will start at 10am and finish at 4pm.

No financial contribution is required from families towards My Place, My Perspective.

To register your interest please contact Craig Bell at Lothian Autistic Society at c.bell@lothianautistic.org or phone 0131 661 3834

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