Good Connections Initiative Paves the Way for Autistic Adults in Dumfries and Galloway

A revolutionary information service has emerged in Dumfries and Galloway, catering specifically to Autistic adults. Named “Good Connections for Autistic Adults,” this initiative aims to centralize essential information about services, activities, and employment opportunities. The project facilitates direct connections between Autistic adults, their families or carers, and relevant support networks.

The welcoming atmosphere of Good Connections invites anyone with an autism diagnosis, self-identifying as autistic, or providing informal care to engage with knowledgeable staff.

Some team members bring personal experiences with autism, ensuring a supportive environment. Monthly drop-in events offer a platform for individuals to explore various organizations, each carefully selected to provide information, foster connections, and share the services they offer.

The Usual Place, the venue for these events, extends its commitment beyond scheduled gatherings. During regular opening hours, the café will have staff available to assist autistic individuals in establishing connections with social or employment opportunities and accessing relevant support services.

More details here

Dates and Times

Good Connections for Autistic Adults provides both daytime and twilight sessions:

Dumfries & Galloway Employability and Skills Service
Better Lives Partnership
SWAN Autism
Joanne Service, Chair of Dumfries & Galloway Council’s Neurodiversity Subgroup of the Children’s Services Plan
The Financial Inclusion and Welfare Support Team
Paragon Music
Wednesday 31st January 2024, 2 pm – 7 pm

Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service
Relationship Scotland
Social Security Scotland
Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday 31st January 2024, 2pm – 7pm
  • Tuesday 6th February 2024, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Wednesday 28th February 2024, 2 pm – 7 pm
  • Thursday 14th March 2024, 10 am – 4 pm

Those interested in learning more about Good Connections for Autistic Adults are encouraged to attend one of the events, visit The Usual Place, or contact Alison or Joanna at 01387 253485.