Links

Autism Initiatives Scotland
Provider of direct support services to people with autism in Scotland (part of Autism Initiatives UK)

National Autistic Society Scotland
The NAS Scotland website includes everything from the UK website about autism and provides information about our services and activities in Scotland.

Intowork
Intowork provides supported employment services to people with disabilities and health conditions in Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian

Scottish Autism
Provides support and advices services to people with autism throughout Scotland

Scottish Autism Services Network
A professional network for autism in Scotland, with the primary aim of building the capacity of the workforce to make a difference to the lives of people with autism and their families. It also hosts an employment group that meets regularly to explore developments and share information relevant to the employment of people with autism

The Scottish Strategy for Autism
The national 10 year autism strategy that addresses the entire autism spectrum and the whole lifespan of people living with ASD in Scotland

Griffin-Hammis Associates
Full service consultancy specializing in developing communities of economic cooperation and self-employment opportunities for people with disabilities in the USA.

Business Gateway
Mainstream provider of business start up advice and workshops.

HMRC
You can register as self employed online and find information about tax and other issues.

Prince’s Scottish Youth Business Trust
PSYBT can provide grants and loans to individuals with disabilities aged up to 31.

Enterprise Mentoring
Organisation providing specialist Self Employment support to people with disabilities across Scotland.

Citizen’s Advice website
Self employment checklist with a number of good links.

Speaking Literally
David Breslin has Asperger’s Syndrome, and, having had to face many obstacles, both through the education system and in his attempts to secure employment, has set up his own business ‘Speaking Literally’. David gives talks to, and does workshops for, a growing number of professional organisations, on the topic of Asperger’s Syndrome.