Public Health Minister launches Fife Autism One Stop Shop in Dunfermline

Bill Walker MSP-1Public Health Minister Michael Matheson has officially opened an autism One Stop Shop in Dunfermline’s Viewfield Terrace. The facility will act as an autism support and information hub for individuals, their families and professionals and will signpost people towards further support services.

The Fife One Stop Shop is the first of six of its kind to launch across Scotland, funded through the Scottish Government’s Scottish Strategy for Autism in association with Scottish Autism, the National Autistic Society and Autism Initiatives.

Mr Matheson said: “Autism impacts on the whole life experience of people with autism and their families, who may need to be supported by a wide range of services such as education, employment, housing or social care. Read more of this post

S4M-05582: Scottish Autism Launches One Stop Shop

That the Parliament congratulates Scottish Autism on its Fife One Stop Shop, which was officially opened in Dunfermline on 5 February 2013 by the Minister for Public Health, Michael Matheson; understands that this is the first of six new One Stop Shops across Scotland to launch under the Scottish Government’s Scottish Strategy for Autism; further understands that around 1 in 100 people in Scotland are affected by autism; notes that Scottish Autism offers people with autism, their families and professionals information and advice about autism and helps them to access further support services, and wishes Scottish Autism success in helping make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families affected by autism.

Supported by: David Torrance, Kenneth Gibson, Richard Lyle, Dennis Robertson, Mike MacKenzie, Chic Brodie, Nigel Don, Kevin Stewart, Murdo Fraser, Colin Keir, Colin Beattie, Angus MacDonald, Dave Thompson, Clare Adamson, Mark MacDonald

Date Lodged: 05/02/13