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Directory of local groups/projects who are offering specific support during the current COVID-19 pandemic »

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

We provide specialist services for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Understanding Autism

Autism is a lifelong, developmental condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information.

Around 1 in 100 people are living with autism. (700,000 in the UK alone).

People with autism may also have a learning disability but it can also affect people of average to high intellectual ability.

Some people on the autistic spectrum will have more subtle difficulties where others will have complex needs requiring more intensive support.

Specialised Accommodation

ARK are very committed to respecting the need for specialised accommodation to meet the individual needs of people with autism.

We have properties at

- Southhouse Broadway
- Hoseason Gardens

Specialist Training

ARK employees receive a specialist training package that includes:

- Autism awareness
- CALM Theory
- CALM physical intervention (where required)
- Social Stories
- Adult Protection
- Restrictive Practise
- Risk Management
- Talking Points

To find out what support we can offer you, get in touch.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 447 9027
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 27 July 2019