Who is this for?
- Parents, partners, siblings and carers of autistic adults aged 16 years old and over
Pasda aims to improve the health and wellbeing of family carers of autistic adults in Edinburgh and the Lothians through peer support, information and activities. Due to the current pandemic, many of its workshops and meetings cannot take place. However, there are occasional meetings via Zoom.
The Listening Ears project aims to support carers of autistic adults with regular, timely phone calls. This service gives carers the opportunity to speak to someone outside of their family about the experiences and challenges they face. Information is available from a friendly and understanding voice.
How do I access this?
By contacting the Pasda team by email or phone.
Is there a cost?
There is no cost to carers for help and support from Pasda.
However, if you want to become a member, the annual subscription fee is £8 per individual or £10 per family. Membership allows you to be part of the Annual General Meeting to elect trustees and comment on the annual report. The subscription contributes to cover costs such as venue hire, meeting refreshments and promotional events.
Is there a waiting list?
There is currently no waiting list, however, due to the current pandemic, it may take up to 72 hours for us to return your call.
There are parking spaces available at Norton Park, including disabled parking. The building is fully accessible.
The Pasda office at Norton Park is currently closed but staff are working remotely and can provide support by phone or email. All answer phone messages can be picked up by staff working from home.
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Carers hints and tips
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