HOPE for Autism Profile
HOPE for Autism was founded by a group of Mums who saw a gap in available services for their children and started a support group in the late 90s. In 2002 they became a registered charity SC 033312.
We provide support and services for children and young people affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families who live in North Lanarkshire. This includes support group meetings for families and activity groups for the children and young people.
HOPE for Autism offers services to over 150 families affected by (ASD) over 6 days a week, including evening groups for the children and young people (C&YP) and services for their carers such as one-to-one and group support, free training, social nights and parents’ group meetings.
As our C&YP often do not have access to mainstream activities within their local community. They are at risk of isolation because they have tried mainstream activities and failed. Sometimes because of behaviour issues they are not even allowed to attend mainstream activities.
HOPE reduces the risk of isolation by providing a safe controlled environment as a first stage in a pathway moving towards integration in mainstream / local community.
The safe, controlled environment we provide allows the children to learn to deal with the challenges they face successfully which in turn increases their confidence and leads to better family relationships.
CEO's challenge to business on 160th anniversary of ICAS (23 October 2014)
ICAS CEO Anton Colella calls for business to put professional values before profit as he issues a special message marking 160 years of the institute.
The CA Effect (22 October 2014)
As ICAS prepares to celebrate 160 years as a leading professional body. CAs from around the world reflect on what the CA qualification means to them
Building on solid ground (22 October 2014)
The CA's Robert Bruce looks back at the Victorian origins of ICAS and talks to ICAS President Jann Brown about the tasks lying ahead for the institute
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Colins One Young World Blog Days 3 and 4 (21 October 2014)
ICAS CA Colin Young provides an update on his experiences during days three & four of the One Young World international youth summit in Dublin.
A volatile week for our 160th birthday celebrations (23 October 2014) ICAS CEO Anton Colella on the need for cheer as world markets continue to fluctuate.
Research highlights challenges for further tax devolution (20 October 2014)
ICAS calls on the Smith Commission, all political parties and the Scottish Government to take note of independent research published by ICAS on the tax implications of further devolution of taxes to Scotland.
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For better or worse (16 October 2014)
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FRC proposes amendments to FRS 102 relating to pension obligations (23 October 2014)
FRC proposes amendments to FRS 102 relating to pension obligations