At almost seven feet tall, it is difficult for Alastair Meek to slip by unnoticed.
Thousands of mental health hospital patients with learning disabilities and autism will have their care reviewed over the next 12 months, the health secretary has announced.
A teenager with autism says she has been left "feeling unwanted" after her local resource centre refused to let her join activities there.
A high-security prison which houses some of the UK’s most dangerous inmates has become the first in the country to open its doors to visits by autistic children.
Learning disability patients are subjected to potentially fatal face-down restraint an average of 10 times a day, figures show.
People with autism and other learning disabilities are often left traumatised by their experiences in psychiatric units, a report has found.
A child with autism was removed from an Inverness primary school in the back of a police van earlier this week.
Scotland's mental health minister is facing calls to urgently review the detention of adults with autism and other learning difficulties at Carstairs.
Councillors agree feasibility study for funding north special school through developer contributions
A feasibility study is to be carried out by Highland Council to look at the possibility of raising funding for specialist autism provision through developer contributions.
An Inverness autism campaigner has taken the extreme step of filing a complaint to the Scottish Government against Highland Council using a rare procedure.
A Moray amateur dramatics group for those who are on the autism spectrum has been hailed as "vitally important" for its users.
A group of north parents is poised to launch a new campaign demanding a special school for autistic children to make sure they get an education.
Aberdeenshire Council has committed to making significant efforts to better meet the needs of young people with autism in schools.
Young people with physical or mental disabilities can get up to £7,500 from the Independent Living Fund Scotland's Transition Fund.
The family of a severely autistic woman have called for an urgent investigation after she was detained under the Mental Health Act - which, they claim, means she faces the prospect of being removed from her island home.
Doubts have been raised over a north-east council's commitment to supporting youngsters with autism.
A schoolboy’s heartfelt letter to I’m A Celebrity contestant Anne Hegerty about their shared experience of autism has received thousands of shares online.
Education chiefs are being urged to make the autism assessment process clearer for parents.
Health chiefs have bowed to pressure and are now committed to begin diagnosing adults with autism in the north-east.
A Moray dog breeder is donating her animals to a very worthy cause - to be four-legged supports for autistic children throughout the region.
Morrisons Aberdeen has launched an initiative designed to take away some of the stress for autistic shoppers.
Navigating your way through a bustling airport to catch an important flight can be a stressful situation at the best of times.
A woman with autism says she suffered “severe prejudice” after being told her assistance dog might not be allowed to fly home with her from a family holiday.
Council chiefs will controversially take over autism care in Moray following the failure of talks with Scottish Autism.
Paddy McGuinness has urged fellow parents raising children with autism not to give up hope after he “finally conquered a family holiday”.
A final meeting will be held next week in an attempt to preserve autism services in Moray.
A Belfast-made TV show starring a child with autism has been snapped up transatlantic broadcasters.
A Lochaber charity supporting children with autism and other special needs has ended after two years of funding finally stopped yesterday.
Autism services in Moray have been thrown a lifeline following talks between a national charity and social care officials.
Families across Moray affected by autism are pinning their hopes on a resolution in a cash row between the council and a national charity.
Autism charity accuses Moray Council of failing to support those with condition amid pull-out threat
Autism care across Moray could be on the verge of collapse, with a leading charity threatening to close its centres in the midst of a wrangle with the council.
A support charity for adults with autism has been saved after funding was last night pledged by the Scottish Government and a private donor.