Scottish Autism

Bronze Leading Organisation for Excellence in the Not for profit sector
Developing our staff

Staff development is key to our success in supporting people with Autism, their families and carers and other professionals. We highly value our staff and heavily invest in opportunities and scope for staff to develop through access to gaining qualifications such as Scottish Vocational Qualifications, Academic Research, Extensive in-house...

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Steady Growth

We use our knowledge management to make sound strategic business decisions about our growth and we plan well ahead. We understand and respond to the political landscape challenges. We collaborate and network with a large number of professionals nationally and internationally. We listen and respond to the needs of individuals with autism and...

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Continuous Improvements and Added Value

We are scrutinised by many regulatory bodies including The Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland, The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Scottish Government to name a few. Our journey towards excellence began in 2011 when we adopted EFQM to start our continuous improvement cycle...

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One of the fundamental decisions an organisation faces is the identification of its principal “strategic thrust” which ultimately boils down to the blend between a strategy based on differentiation, and one based on cost. Scottish Autism has been engaged in a journey towards excellence demonstrated by our progress in Quality Scotland’s assessments from Committed to Excellence through the 3 star Recognised for Excellence and most recently the 4 star Recognised for Excellence award. However our most important evolution has been in our thought leadership in autism service provision. It is this combined with our organisational skills which mean that even at the higher end of the price spectrum we are increasingly perceived as representing the best value for money in our market segments. Alan Somerville - CEO
What defines us.
Vision
A world where everyone with autism can lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and be recognised as valued members of the community
Mission
To enable people living with autism in Scotland through the whole life journey
Values
Our Core Values are:
• A person centred approach for children, young people and adults living with autism
• Upholding the rights of service users to have input to their services
• The promotion of positive and inclusive lifestyles, enabling people living with autism to make a positive contribution to their local community
• Investment in staff support and learning
• A commitment to stakeholder involvement
• Promoting mutuality of support and respect through the highest standards of integrity
• To be an open and accountable organisation
Our core business

Scottish Autism is a not for profit charity that has existed since 1968. Significant planned growth of our services and support has enabled us to become the leading provider of autism specific services across Scotland. Supporting over 500 people with autism we aim to provide the best possible education, care, support and opportunities for...

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Our products and services

We provide personalised services to meet people’s needs including: Day/Vocational Opportunities, Supported Living, Residential Support, Outreach Support, Respite and Short Break Services, Transitional Services, Diagnostic Service, Day and Residential School, One-Stop-Shop. Knowledge Share Seminars, Right Click programme for Parents, Advice Line...

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Our people

We currently employ over 1000 staff and our staff are our number one resource and are key to our success. They are highly motivated and dedicated individuals who come from an array of backgrounds from all around the world. Our staff are loyal and professional and always have the autistic persons needs at the heart of everything they do.

Company Data
SectorNot for profit
Size of the organisation> 1000 employees
OperatingNationally
LocationALLOA, United Kingdom
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