VOLAAF is hosting Scotlands first ever autism show !



Scotland’s first ever expo for people & families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)  has been announced for 3 and 4 April 2020. Set to be held in Glasgow’s Crowne Plaza, the event has been created and organised by parents who run a local charity, the Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger’s Forum.


Scotland’s Autism Show will feature exhibitors, expert talks and workshops, for people with autism, their families and friends and professionals. Sponsors of the show so far include Peaches Wax Bar. Blush, Bellezo & Enhance Beauty


This will be a free event and offers the chance to access information, support, guidance, tools and education, all in one place.


With 1 in every 100 of the Scottish population living with autism, events of this kind have proved successful in other countries, but have never before been run in Scotland.


Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger’s Forum is based in the West of Scotland and provides support to families pre- and post-diagnosis, who have children affected by ASD. Everyone involved with the charity is a parent or care giver of children with autism and the charity is run solely by volunteers who are all passionate about helping other families.


Suzanne Gillies, chairperson of Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger’s Forum said:  “Our charity was founded because sadly, often our experience is that once there is an autism diagnosis, there is very little practical help or support extended to families. This is where we step in – we provide a safe place for children to come and be themselves, as well as support groups for parents and other family members who are dealing with daily challenges.


“With many children in Scotland having an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, we were amazed that there has never been an event where parents, carers and professionals could access support and information under one roof. So we decided to take up the challenge and launch our own. We have exhibitors, speakers and workshops booked in so we hope that our show, which is free to attend, will help as many people as possible.”


Scotland’s Autism Show will run on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April, from 9am – 6pm at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.


To register for Scotland’s Autism Show, please visit


If you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting at or speaking at the show, please contact Suzanne Gillies on 07484060812 or

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Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger's Forum

West of Scotland Autism & Asperger's Centre

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G82 4NB

Registered Charity- SC044915