Autism awareness event

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) organised an autism awareness event in its Stornoway centre for colleagues and partner organisations.

The aim was to help those attending to better understand autism, the challenges people on the autistic spectrum face in finding employment and information on the benefits employers can gain by having a diverse workforce.

SDS team leader Iain Maclennan said: “Feedback was very positive and those who came along felt it had been a very valuable event. The content ranged from useful information about the condition, how we can offer people the best services to suit them and how we can highlight the many positive attributes that people can bring to the workplace to potential employers.”

Pictured are: Rodney Jamieson of SDS, Cathryn Graham of the Nicolson Institute, Kathleen Matheson of SDS, Mairi Campbell of the DWP, Willie Macleod of SDS, trainer Hugh O’ Donnell, Values Into Action Scotland, Gordon Macdonald of SDS, Janet Macleod of Third Sector Hebrides, Angus Macleod of the DWP, Kareen Morrison of Lews Castle College.

Also present but not in the photograph were Iain Maclennan, Sarah Frost, Opportunities for All Coordinator and Christine Munro of SDS.