£40,000 grant for autism initiative

Dumfries and Galloway Council’s autism initiative, in partnership with various organisations and individuals, including Turning Point Scotland, has secured a grant of nearly £40,000 from the Scottish Government’s autism innovation and development fund.

The Dumfries and Galloway project was designed to support people with autism spectrum conditions, and it will enable lots of young people to join in social and creative activities together.

Dumfries and Galloway’s Better Lives Partnership has designed the project pilot for the Stewartry and Wigtownshire areas.

This will provide opportunities for young people aged between 14 and 25 to take part in, developing a social and creative activities programme.

Sessions will take place this Saturday in Burns House, in Harbour Street, Stranraer, between 2pm and 4pm.

For further information, call Ann on 01557 339260.