Scott Neilson (he/him)
Hello! I am an Autistic trainer, mentor and consultant based in Lanarkshire, Scotland. I am dedicated to informing people of Autistic experience and our culture. I have over 25 years of personal experience as an Autistic person, in addition to over 5 years of professional experience supporting Autistic people and their families within various settings and organisations. I now do this under ‘Autistically Scott’.
To create a world that values Autistic people, protects our human rights and allows us to embody our authentic Autistic expression.
Connection: Building safety and trust with the people I support, as well as building bridges between Autistic and non-autistic groups.
Collaboration: Working alongside Autistic people, families and organisations to provide the right support for the Autistic community.
Compassion: Seeking to understand Autistic people and helping them to thrive.
With my training I aim to educate various sectors such as education, businesses, health services and encourage them to implement Neuro-affirming approaches to support Autistic people. My mentoring focuses on nurturing Autistic people’s identity, while my consultancy offers information and guidance to Autistic people, families and organisations.
My goals are also to collaborate with both Autistic and non-autistic professionals. For the longest time, there has been a severe lack of Autistic people involved with the services and policy making that effects our lives, which has led to even the most well-intentioned professionals making decisions based on assumptions or outdated ideas. These often do not include insight from Autistic people’s own views and true experiences.
The lived experiences of the Autistic community is full of so much intrinsic value, insight and knowledge that can improve services and provide the support we need. By working towards interdependence between both groups, we can co-exist as Autistic & non-autistic professionals, recognising that we are equal and develop ways for all of us to thrive in society.
You can read more about my services here.