Autism Rights Group Highland


Autistic Pride Day June 18th 2018

The Scottish Government flew the Autistic Pride flag at their Headquarters, St Andrews House to support Autistic pride day 18th June 2018 at the request of ARGH.

Autistic pride day poster 2018

please Click here to view the full press release for more information.

Highland One Stop Shop user evaluation 23rd January 2018

The Highland One Stop Shop user evaluation report released today. Why Highland One Stop Shop is an essential service and what people who rely on it value most:

Click here for the survey report

Highland Autism Strategy Group Meeting 30th August 2017

See latest update from Highland Autism Strategy Here.

Autistic Pride day 18th june 2017

ARGH's 2017 Autistic Pride Day event, Click here
to see photos from our wonderful day

Highland Autism Strategy Group Meeting 27th April 2017

See latest update from Highland Autism Strategy Here.

Autistic Pride 2017

On Sunday June 18th 2017 we celebrated Autistic Pride Day

(click on image for PDF poster)

Autistic Pride Day celebration 18th June 2015

see pictures from our great day Click here.

April 21st 2015

ARGH will be holding a talk by Dr Yo Dunn

"Making public sector services accessible to autistic people"

For more information and to book a place Click here.

Autism Acceptance day April 2nd 2015

Ness Bridge in lit in spectrum colours to celebrate neurodiversity on Autism Acceptance Day 2015

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31st March 2015

"Two United Nations human rights experts today called for an end to discrimination against autistic persons and a celebration of diversity." to read more Click here

On May 16th 2014

We had our Autism and Ethics conference run by ARGH in partnership with NAS Scotland

to here some of the talks and for more information, Click here.

On 6th December 2013

Consultation on Highland Response to the Scottish Strategy for Autism

NHS Highland would appreciate hearing your thoughts on how we can go about achieving the actions outlined in the work plan linked to below

counsultation doc

12th November 2013

Your Say: Long-term Conditions

About a year ago, the Welfare Reform Committee began an initiative, ‘Your Say’, to hear directly from those who have been directly affected by welfare reform.

read more

Monday 21st August 2012

ARGH's new leaflet

ARGH have just released a leaflet offering advice for professionals in the Mental Health Services. The leaflet is written and designed by ARGH members and was funded by NHS Highland. to view the web version of the leaflet click here

Friday 14th Janurary 2011

Disappointing news regarding the Autism (Scotland) Bill:

Stage one debate on the Autism (Scotland) Bill falls (12th Jan. 2011) The results of the vote were For 5, Against 109, Abstentions 2. The transcript of the debate can be read here (click me)

Autism Strategy News

Towards an Autism Strategy for Scotland consultation responses have now been published, you can read them here (click me):

November 2010

ARGH's new Membership Card

ARGH has recently issued a new Membership Card, the card also doubles up as an Autism Alert Card.

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ARGH have a new messageboard

The ARGH messageboard is an online forum offering a safe autistic space for our members : it is not viewable by others outside of ARGH. If you'd like to connect with other autistic people across the Highlands or find out more about what ARGH are doing then please join up. We will also use the space to discuss any consultations / local issues / anything that ARGH members feel is worth talking about. If you'd like to contribute to our monthly meetings but can't get along then you can use the messageboard to join in. Even if you've never used a messageboard before please give it a go; it's important that we hear what you have to say. If you have any questions or would like to join email

Wednesday 27th January 2010

Draft Scottish Autism Strategy Bill published - Consultation Hugh O'Donnell MSP has published his proposal for a draft Scottish Autism Strategy Bill in the Scottish Parliament. There will be three months of public consultation before MSPs decide if the proposal will go on to be debated as a draft bill. The consultation document is available here (click me)

Hugh's proposal is based on implementing the Autism Act that passed through Westminster Parliament last year but only applied to England. It would require the Scottish Government to put in place a national ASD strategy and to place appropriate duties on councils and health boards that will support its implementation. To support the campaign and as part of the consultation, a Partners in Autism event has been scheduled on Thursday 11th February at Inshes Church in Inverness. This event will provided interested parties with information about the campaign and how you can contribute. For more information, Tel 01463 720056 or go to

Wednesday 5th August 2009

Spring 2009 Newsletter added see below.

Friday 3rd July 2009

Inverness courier with update on the story from 23rd October 2007 titled "Council stands accused of reneging on autism pledges" to access the story click here

Thursday 10 January 2008


The above "event" took place today(10/1/08). Bill Cook Project Manager (Mental Health and Learning Disability) has promised to send the compiled notes for this meeting by the end of next week, so watch this space for them. He also said he would send a copy of the "Partnership in Practice Agreement" once it has been agreed by Committee on the 16th Jan, when this has been recieved it will be available to view on the Information page.

23rd October 2007:

The Inverness Courier Printed a story about the clousure of the SSA office and the lack of services in The Highlands. Two Members of ARGH were interviewed for the article. The article identified the lack of services in the Highlands. To see it and maybe comment on it (go to bottom of article to access comments.), click here


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Argh Autism Alert Card

ARGH's autism alert card is available to all autistic people, children or adults, across the UK: You can now order our Card directly from the website. Click here to order an ARGH autism alert card

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