Young Persons Autism

We are no longer taking referrals for the Young Persons Autism Project, as we are moving into the final stages of the project, where we will be looking at how successful this project has been. We want to know what gaps there are in advocacy now that we're no longer providing this service and what an ideal advocacy service for young people on the autism spectrum should look like. We will be holding a series of consultation events in the coming months. Watch this space for more information!

However you don't have
to wait for the consultation,
we really want to know
what you think, 
so get in touch anytime
by emailing Elizabeth here:

Our advocacy workers help young people to have their views heard.

Central Advocacy Partners believe that young peoples voices are important.

Advocacy workers work for young people on the Autism Spectrum and only take instructions from the young person they are supporting.

An advocacy worker can support a young person to make desisions by helping them to get the information they need to make informed choices.

An advocacy worker will give a young person time to think about the choices they want to make.

How can advocacy help?

The aim of the project is to support young people on the Autism Spectrum to:

  • Have access to all relevant information

  • Attend formal or informal meetings and have their views heard

  • Understand their rights and choices at important times in their life

  • Feel that they are participating in decisions made about their lives

  • Work alongside all professionals involved in their lives

  • Feel listened to, included and respected

Working with advocacy 

Advocacy is free and independent and we will make sure any advocacy work is done well.

The project is here to support young people on the Autism Spectrum living in the Forth Valley area.

What kind of things do we normally help with?

We work with young people when they are going through changes in their lives or have big decisions to make. So the list is pretty big. Some examples relate to school, college, employment, housing, health, money, transport or making plans for the future.

Who can refer?

If you work with someone aged 14 - 25 who is on the Autism Spectrum you can refer them. All we ask is that you tell the person you are referring who we are and to expect us to contact them.

If you are aged 14 - 25 and are on the Autism Spectrum you can refer yourself.

How to refer

You can call, email or drop in to one of our offices. A referral form will be sent to you or we can help you fill one out. A worker will then arrange a meeting to dicuss advocacy. 

You can refer yourself or ask someone to do this for you.

If you know or work with someone you can refer on their behalf.

In 2016 we made a short film with the members of CAP's Young People's Autism Project, expressing their positive views about being on the autism spectrum and their experiences of advocacy:



This year (2017) we have been conducting a series of consultations on the project. You can watch what people had to say here:



And see their views portrayed here:

Graphical representation of views