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Useful organisations

    Highland One Stop Shop

    The Highland One Stop Shop (HOSS) is a service for autistic adults aged 16 and over who live in the Highlands. We provide a range of services; drop ins (at our base in Inverness, Friars Street as well as Caithness, Skye and Lochaber), social groups and activities as well as 1:1 appointments with a member of staff.  During a 1:1 appointment, staff can provide advice and information on a wide range of topics such as pre and post diagnostic support, benefits, employment and mental wellbeing.
    Telephone : 01463 717649
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    Hope Again

    Hope Again is Cruse Bereavement Care's website for young people. Cruse is a national charity that provides support, advice and information to children, young people and adults when someone close to them dies. We also work to enhance society’s care of bereaved people.
    Telephone : 0808 808 1677
    Email :
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    Lead Scotland

    Lead Scotland is a charity which provides learning, befriending and helpline services for disabled people and carers. We have projects across Scotland and a national helpline and information service. Our local services are offered one to one or in small groups so that people have the space and support they need in order to become empowered and in control of their own decisions. We support people to build a bridge to reach their ambitions of personal development, learning, volunteering and work. At a national level, we provide information and advice on the full range of post-school learning and training opportunities, as well as influencing and informing policy.
    Telephone : 0131 228 9441 or 0800 999 2568
    Email :
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    LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT Youth Scotland's mission is to play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and to be a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality and human rights.
    Telephone : 0131 555 3940
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    Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service (MYPAS)

    MYPAS (Midlothian Young People's Advice Service) is a community based organisation that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of young people aged 12 – 21 across Midlothian. MYPAS provides support and advice to young people through counselling, art therapy, family counselling, drugs and alcohol support, support for LGBTQ young people and work with young men and their mental health.
    Telephone : 0131 454 0757
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    National Autistic Society – Parent to Parent Service

    Parent to Parent is a UK-wide confidential telephone service providing emotional support to parents and carers of autistic children and adults. The service is provided by trained parent volunteers who offer telephone support from their own homes. The Parent to Parent volunteers are based across the UK, so parents don’t have to share information with someone in their local area. Volunteers have personal experience of autism and the impact it has on their own families. They can give other parents the opportunity to talk through problems and feelings.
    Telephone : 0808 800 4106
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    National Autistic Society – Transition Support Service

    Provides impartial, confidential information, advice and support to parents and carers of young people making the transition from school to adult life or further education. Gives information about rights and entitlements throughout the transition process, or useful services such as legal support, assistance to make informed decisions, and guidance and support on specific issues such as finding suitable provision or appealing against a decision.
    Telephone : 0808 800 0027
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    National Deaf Children’s Society NDCS Scotland

    NDCS is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. Call the Freephone Helpline (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm) on 0808 800 8880 or email Deaf parents, carers and professionals can contact the Helpline using InterpreterNow BSL video relay service at
    Telephone : 0808 800 8880
    Email :
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    NHS Lothian CAMHS – Child Learning Disability Service

    The Child Learning Disability Service works with children and young people who are between 0 to 18 years old and have significant developmental delay or a learning disability (with or without autism), and have mental health or complex behavioural problems. The specialist team also works closely with and supports families and carers. As well as an outpatient service, they also offer specialist Early Years and Intensive Treatment Services.
    Telephone : 0131 536 9589
    Web Address :
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