Autism Rights Group Highland
SDS Consultation Roadshow
The Scottish Government has just launched a 12 week consultation on the Statutory Guidance and Regulations which will accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013. The document contains draft statutory guidance on the values, principles, legal duties and powers associated with social care assessment, support planning and review. The consultation is an opportunity for those who work in, those who use services and their families and friends to make their views known about the major changes which are being planned for social care in Scotland. To inform NHS Highland’s response to the consultation the Self-Directed Support Team has arranged a series of events to seek views. The events, which are aimed at health and social care professionals, service users and members of the public, will take place at;
Inshes Church in Inverness 10-12 & 1-3pm on 4th June
Community Centre Dingwall 1-3pm on 6th June
Kyleachin Village Hall Skye 1-3pm on 12th June
Lochaber House Fort William 1-3pm on 20th June
Assembly Room in Wick 1-3pm on 26th June
The consultation closes on Wednesday 10th July.
Draft regulations to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/04/6823Draft statutory guidance to accompany the Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/04/700 To find out more contact The Self-Directed Support Team on 01463 703561 or email;
Monday 21st August 2012
ARGH's new leaflet
ARGH have just released a leaflet offering advice for professionals in the Mental Health Services. The leaflet is written and designed by ARGH members and was funded by NHS Highland. to view the web version of the leaflet click here
Friday 14th Janurary 2011
Disappointing news regarding the Autism (Scotland) Bill:
Stage one debate on the Autism (Scotland) Bill falls (12th Jan. 2011)
The results of the vote were For 5, Against 109, Abstentions 2.
The transcript of the debate can be read here (click me)
Autism Strategy News
Towards an Autism Strategy for Scotland consultation responses have now been published, you can read them
here (click me):
ARGH have a new messageboard
The ARGH messageboard is an online forum offering a safe autistic
space for our members : it is not viewable by others outside of ARGH.
If you'd like to connect with other autistic people across the Highlands or find out more about what ARGH are doing then please join up. We will also use the space to discuss any consultations / local issues / anything that ARGH members feel is worth talking about. If you'd like to contribute to our monthly meetings but can't get along then you can use the messageboard to join in. Even if you've never used a messageboard before please give it a go; it's important that we hear what you have to say.
If you have any questions or would like to join email
Wednesday 27th January 2010
Draft Scottish Autism Strategy Bill published - Consultation Hugh O'Donnell MSP has published his proposal for a draft Scottish Autism Strategy Bill in the Scottish Parliament. There will be three months of public consultation before MSPs decide if the proposal will go on to be debated as a draft bill. The consultation document is available here (click me)
Hugh's proposal is based on implementing the Autism Act that passed through Westminster Parliament last year but only applied to England. It would require the Scottish Government to put in place a national ASD strategy and to place appropriate duties on councils and health boards that will support its implementation.
To support the campaign and as part of the consultation, a Partners in Autism event has been scheduled on Thursday 11th February at Inshes Church in Inverness. This event will provided interested parties with information about the campaign and how you can contribute.
For more information, Tel 01463 720056 or go to www.autism.org.uk
Wednesday 5th August 2009
Spring 2009 Newsletter added see below.
Friday 3rd July 2009
Inverness courier with update on the story from 23rd October 2007 titled
"Council stands accused of reneging on autism pledges" to access the story
Thursday 10 January 2008
AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER SERVICE IN HIGHLAND
The above "event" took place today(10/1/08). Bill Cook Project Manager (Mental Health and Learning Disability) has promised to send the compiled notes for this meeting by the end of next week, so watch this space for them. He also said he would send a copy of the "Partnership in Practice Agreement" once it has been agreed by Committee on the 16th Jan, when this has been recieved it will be available to view on the Information page.
23rd October 2007:
The Inverness Courier Printed a story about the clousure of the SSA office and the lack of services in The Highlands. Two Members of ARGH were interviewed for the article. The article identified the lack of services in the Highlands. To see it and maybe comment on it (go to bottom of article to access comments.), click here
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ARGH's autism alert card is available to all autistic people, children or adults, across the UK: You can now order our Card directly from the website. Click here to order an ARGH autism alert card
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