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Family Orienteering – Sunday 16th July

***FAMILY ORIENTEERING SUNDAY 16TH JULY*** Our Family Orienteering session will run this Sunday 16th July at Dunbeth Park, Coatbridge from 11.30 - 1.00 PM. Reminder no cycling on this date. All members welcome but places MUST be pre-booked!

Reduced Summer Office Presence

Due to our regular group activities being off for summer time, there will be a reduced office presence in HOPE over the month of July. It may therefore take longer than usual for HOPE to respond to any phonecalls, messages, or emails, however we will respond to all contact as soon as possible. We

A Child’s Perspective

Autism - A Child's Perspective When supporting children and young people with autism, it is always useful and beneficial to those being supported to imagine and understand things from their perspective. Meeting one person with autism means you have met one person with autism, but any perspective can lend itself to increased understanding

Learn to Ride a Bike with HOPE!

HOPE's Learn to Ride a Bike sessions are back! Classes have been filled and are already underway. We're off to a great start and would like to extend a massive thanks to the parents for helping out. Majella Kerr, our SGW for Sports is delighted at the progress already. "We had families taking part and

Volunteer of the Month, May 2017 – Marline Albert

Carers Consultation Event Congratulations to Marline Albert, this month's Volunteer of the Month! Marline assists in the operational and administrative aspects of HOPE, assisting our project administrator, autism lead coordinator, and senior group workers in preparing documentation, resources, and record keeping. She has been a weekly volunteer in HOPE for over two

Volunteer of the Month, Feb 2017 – Ewan McGowan-Lally

Hi everyone, this is the first month of our new ‘Volunteer of the Month Award’, which we set up to recognize all the amazing hard work and effort of our staff team who volunteer at HOPE. Senior Group Workers are allowed to nominate one volunteer each who has consistently demonstrated a postive attitude, initiative, and

PDA Support Group Meetings

A support group for parents/carers affected by pathological demand avoidance (PDA) is taking place in The HOPE Centre. This group is hosted by parents with knowledge of PDA, a rare form of autism recognised by the National Autistic Society. Your child does not need a diagnosis to attend this group; please come along if

HOPE for Autism Annual 10k Walk – 27th May

HOPE are pleased to announce details of their 5th Annual 10K Walk For HOPE. This fundraiser will take place on Saturday 27th May, leaving at 10am from the HOPE Centre in Airdrie. All ages are welcome to participate and there will be a shorter walk available for young people. Entry is £20 (adults) £10

Spring Newsletter

HOPE's spring newsletter is now available! Inside is news about our work with Scottish Autism, our upcoming Befriending Project, and an update about our Waiting List. You'll also find feedback from our staff about our groups and information about recent donations and upcoming fundraising events. Download the newsletter here: Spring Newsletter 2017