About Us

About Us

Autism & Neurodiversity - North Scotland (previously 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 100 families.

Our Mission

Creating opportunities for autistic and neurodivergent people, and their networks, to realise their full potential and transform the world we live in.

Our Values

  • WE ARE INNOVATORS - We are not afraid to try new ideas or approaches. We welcome change and creativity. 

  • WE ARE HUMAN RIGHTS LED - We will protect and honour the human rights of all people.  Treating all with respect, dignity and compassion. 

  • WE ARE THOUGHT LEADERS - We are ideas people.  We nurture the skills, knowledge and ideas of our staff, families, fellow professionals and most importantly those we support to help inform, develop and improve our practice. 

  • WE VALUE RELATIONSHIPS - We are person centred in our approach.  Relationships are key to what we do. 

  • WE ARE INFLUENCERS - We influence policy and procedure to improve access to support and services, including education and jobs.  We strive to build awareness and understanding about our organisation, autism and neurodiversity. 

  • WE ARE PASSIONATE - We believe every child, young person and adult has the potential to shine bright.  We believe magic can be created every day. 

Our Vision

Autism & Neurodiversity; a world of fulfilling and happy lives for those who think differently.