The latest stories from Inspiring Scotland and our partner charities.
At least 1 in 100 people in Scotland are autistic. Through the Increasing Understanding of Autism programme we are aiming to make Scotland a more accessible, inclusive and understanding place for autistic people to learn, work and live.?
Inspiring Scotland is a Scottish Government delivery partner and we are delighted to have been involved in Phase 2 of the Different Minds One Scotland campaign which focuses on ‘Autism and the social rule book’.
To coincide with Autism Acceptance Week, the campaign has been co-created with autistic people to deliver a clearer and deeper understanding of autism. It aims to educate and increase understanding of the differences in communication styles between autistic and non-autistic people, talking directly to the non-autistic audience.
The Increasing Understanding of Autism programme is directed by autistic people’s lived experiences, governed by the Steering Committee and supported by the Autism Advisory Forum.
The charities involved in the programme have helped to shape and influence the direction of the national marketing campaign and promote the campaign at a local level.
Watch the video sets here and get involved by sharing online with #DifferentMinds.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More