News & Events

Aberdeen Asda Store raises an incredible £1700 for our services in North East Scotland!

Throughout the past 18-24 months, the Aberdeen Asda store has fundraised for Autism Initiative’s services in the local area, raising a fantastic total of £1700.

Calling all Vodafone employees….please choose us as the beneficiary of your ‘Big Bold Challenge’!

Do you, or does anyone you know, work for Vodafone? Well, we've just been told about the Vodafone Big Bold Challenge that is taking place on September 25th for all Vodafone employees to get them more involved in charity fundraising.

Local artist inspires public at the Gallery on the Corner’s latest exhibition!

On Tuesday 5th August, local autistic artist Andrew Gilchrist stunned audiences and keen art collectors in Edinburgh with his latest exhibition at the Gallery on the Corner.

Peterhouse School 40th birthday celebration!

Peterhouse School will be celebrating it's 40th birthday with a celebration on Friday 12th September at Masonic Hall, Duke Street, Southport!

Peterhouse School hits the headlines after receiving its third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ grading from Ofsted!

After a recent visit in July from Ofsted, Peterhouse School was awarded an ‘Outstanding’ grading!

Supporter Dave Sims conquers the incredible l’Etape Du Tour to raise funds for AI!

On Sunday 20th July, supporter Dave Sims completed the l’Etape du Tour on his Raleigh Chopper to raise funds for AI.

West Lothian staff take on challenge of a lifetime to raise funds for a sensory room for their service users!

On Saturday 19th July, 11 members of staff at Autism Initiatives’ West Lothian Service tested themselves to the limit by climbing Ben Nevis to raise money for a much needed sensory room for service users.

#100Cares Challenge, please vote!

We are part of the Justgiving #100cares challenge where we have the chance of winning £1,000!

Service user Viv organises electrifying band night fundraiser!

On Friday 11th July, service user Viv, put on one of Autism Initiatives’ most successful band night fundraisers!

North West Flatcappers’ Longest Day Golf Fundraising Challenge Success!

Last month, supporters Iain Brown, Scott Birchall, Andy Wright and David Hilditch (otherwise known as the North West Flatcappers) completed the Flyde Coast Longest Day Golf Challenge, raising an incredible £2,500 so far for the Hermitage!

Teen Girl Group!

We Are Running A New Team Girl Programme Following It's Popularity Earlier In The Year!

Supporter Dan Aston smashes PB in London 10k to raise funds for AI!

Earlier this month, one of our fantastic supporters Dan Aston, ran the London 10k to raise money for AI.

Supporter Fiona Cliffe celebrates her 40th birthday in style by raising funds for AI!

Last month, supporter Fiona Cliffe celebrated her 40th birthday by holding a celebration at her local pub to raise funds for ‘The Haven’ service.

New Outreach Service Launched in Aberdeen!

Autism Initiatives launched its new local outreach service for adults with autism in Aberdeen on Thursday 10th July!

Linlithgow Loch welcomes service user sponsored walk!

Earlier this month, service users at our Almond House service in West Lothian undertook a sponsored walk around Linlithgow loch.

West Lothian Staff nominated for Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge, please vote!

Later this month our West Lothian Staff are climbing up Ben Nevis to raise funds for a sensory room for their service. They have been nominated for the Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge with the chance of winning between £5,000 and £10,000!

Coffee and Cupcake Afternoon Fundraiser!

Last month, service users Kieron and Viv, put their baking skills to the test by organising a Cupcake and Coffee Afternoon event!

One Stop Shop Summer Schemes! Derry & Omagh!

The One Stop Shop are delighted to have won the tender to provide schemes in Derry & Omagh this summer!

Staff member, Rik Carranza, braves Tough Mudder for a second year running!

Staff member Rik Carranza is a glutton for punishment, taking part in Tough Mudder 2014 yet again this year, after 2013’s success!

Susan Smyth And Friends Run The Belfast Marathon! Raised £600!

Huge Thanks To Susan Smyth And Her Friends Who Ran The Belfast Marathon To Support Autism Initiatives!

Grontmij Group Edinburgh raise an incredible £3,300 for Autism Initiatives!

Staff at Grontmij Group Edinburgh have so far raised £3,300 for Autism Initiatives’ Number 6 One Stop Shop in Edinburgh.

No 6 service user, Jen, goes to new lengths to fundraise for Autism Initiatives!

On Wednesday 18th June, one of our No 6 service users, Jen Bruce, was sponsored to cut off 11 inches of her long hair!

Our very own Gregor Hardie was specially chosen to take part in the Queens Baton Relay on Saturday 14th June!

On Saturday 14th June, our very own Gregor Hardie had the honour of being a baton-bearer for the Queens Baton Relay, which is currently taking place in the build up to the start of the Commonwealth Games on 23rd July.

Gallery on the Corner triumphs again with another set of successful public workshops!

Earlier this month, the Gallery on the Corner held its second set of successful workshops for the public!

Dare devil supporters, Craig and Ian, take on the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil!

On Sunday 8th June, supporters Craig and Ian abseiled off the Forth Rail Bridge to raise money for Autism Initiatives!

Cait McDermott wins Supporting Learners in Practice in Health and Social Care award

Our own Cait McDermott wins Supporting Learners in Practice in Health and Social Care award

Gallery on the Corner draws in new audiences with latest exhibition!

On Tuesday 3nd June, the Gallery on the Corner attracted a range of people for their latest exhibition!

AI staff and volunteers shortlisted for Autism Champion Awards!

Our very own Rik Carranza and Viv Schackermann were shortlisted for Autism Network Scotland's Autism Champion Award!

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Extravaganza!

Many local supporters, staff and service users took part in the Edinburgh marathon, half marathon and relay last Sunday!

Sandwich Retailer of the year

You want a sandwich? You can't beat A Great Little Place!

Best Sandwich in town

A Great Little Place make the finals for the British Sandwich Designer awards