Friday April 17th 2015
Pasda provides practical and emotional support to parents, partners and siblings of adults (16+) with Autism Spectrum Conditions across Edinburgh and the Lothians, helping these carers live meaningful and fulfilling lives, empowering and improving their health and wellbeing through one-to-one and peer support, signposting, social activities and learning opportunities.
Their Interactive project (funded by The Big Lottery Fund and the Scottish Government’s Autism Development Fund) consists of:
They are looking to publicise their work to a wider audience and in March, their Executive Manager, Donna Nelson, and one of their carers, Cath Purdie, were interviewed by Michael McEwan of IRISS.fm. You can hear the interview at HERE. There will also be articles about Pasda in two magazines that Michael writes for; a national publication “Learning Disabilities Today” and Glasgow magazine “Possibilities”.
Their team comprises their Executive Manager, Donna Nelson; Project Manager, Dylan Hamilton; two Project Workers, Danni Szerszynska and Graeme Syme; an Administrator, Rachel Pickett; and Fundraising Officer, Judith Younger. They also have a volunteer service which currently provides a counselling service and several of their groups.
Please feel free to contact Pasda for any more information you may require, on 0131 475 2416. They would be delighted to hear from you.
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