Our wish is to see children with autism and their families empowered and included, able to live the lives they want to and access all the day to day experiences that other families take for granted.
From June 2018 onwards Tailor Ed will offer two services to those with a referral:
- An Early Years Service
- A Target Specific Service
We also offer social supports which are open to the entire autism community.
Our support services are designed to offer more informal support to Tailor Ed families and the wider autism community by providing more inclusive social and play opportunities.
Families of children with autism can feel socially isolated and can struggle to access services that can accommodate both the parents’ need for social inclusion and the needs of children with autism.
We provide as many social opportunities as possible for families to meet other parents on our coffee mornings and evenings, through our Dads’ Group and through events such as Mums’ Nights.
For families we provide autism friendly play sessions at a soft play centre within Edinburgh and autism friendly dining sessions in partnership with the Hard Rock Cafe Edinburgh.
To make them more accessible, our events are organised by taking into account the feedback we receive from families, therefore we vary event times and venues. Our up-coming events are advertised both on our social media as well as in our latest newsletter.
Tailor Ed Foundation has been supporting families in Edinburgh since 2009.Tailor Ed was set up because we saw that there was a gap in services for families who were struggling to support their child to gain the everyday skills that they needed for daily life, skills that people often take for granted – being able to put on your shoes and brush your teeth. Without these skills daily life can be difficult, stressful and isolating for children and their families. Tailor Ed provides services to families to allow these essential skills to develop so family life can run more smoothly.