People First Meeting ‘Let’s Talk About the Budget Cuts’ 21 Feb

PEOPLE FIRST (SCOTLAND) People First (Scotland) is a collective advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities.  We are holding themed events for people with learning disabilities in Midlothian to get together to talk about issues that affect them. We would really like to hear from young people with learning disabilities too.  Come along for a cuppa and a biscuit and a chat with other people … Continue reading People First Meeting ‘Let’s Talk About the Budget Cuts’ 21 Feb

Deadline for abstracts Feb 13th for European Autism Conference

http://www.autismeurope-congress2019.com/en/abstract/ AUTHORS GUIDELINES We are now accepting submissions for presentation at the 12th Autism-Europe International Congress.  The Congress is being held on 13-15 September 2019 in Nice, France.  Click here to download authors guidelines SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT NOW! About the Congress Autism-Europe’s international congresses are dedicated to sharing advances in the practical and scientific knowledge of autism to as wide an audience as possible, including … Continue reading Deadline for abstracts Feb 13th for European Autism Conference

Alive and Singing -wellbeing group for care staff

A new singing group for current and retired health and social care workers. Relax, de-stress, have fun and make new connections with each other through song. Songs will be taught by ear in a relaxed and fun environment – no previous experience needed. All welcome! Cairngreen dayroom, Midlothian Community Hospital, Bonnyrigg Tuesdays 5.30 – 7PM  cost £5 Jan 15th, 29th; Feb 26th, March 12th, 26th 2019  ‘I … Continue reading Alive and Singing -wellbeing group for care staff

VOCAL Short Break Fund Available for Carers

Wee Break Midlothian is administering a Short Breaks Fund and Better Breaks Fund at the moment. Details about these two funds is listed below: Short Breaks Fund for adult carers and young carers.  This fund is supported through Midlothian Council and Shared Care Scotland and is designed to give unpaid carers a break from their caring role. You can apply for anything that would give you a break from your caring role, for … Continue reading VOCAL Short Break Fund Available for Carers

For all the dads

We wanted this website to share the thoughts and experiences of families living in Midlothian and not just about signposting to events or supports. This article was contributed by a dad whose son was recently diagnosed in Midlothian – he offers thoughtful insight into the journey he’s just begun, the highs and lows, and what has helped.  We’d love to hear from anyone with whom his … Continue reading For all the dads

What should we focus on next?

Midlothian autism strategy group sounds terribly official but we are a bunch of people who work in Midlothian who care about autism, and what difference we can make by working together. Some of us work in education, social care or health, some of us work in employment support or the arts. We got together because of the strategy whose biggest aim is to create practical … Continue reading What should we focus on next?

Midlothian autism and other supports

One of the things you told us in the development of the strategy was having an easy way to find out about autism supports in Midlothian. Think of this guide as a ‘work in progress’ rather than a perfect picture. We’ve divided it into adult supports, and children and family supports. Just click on the links. You can download a copy from these links. If … Continue reading Midlothian autism and other supports