Parent and Carer Support Group

Once a month we host a Parent and Carers Support Group in the cafe. These groups are open to parents and carers of autistic people and will give people the opportunity to discuss and share stories and experiences with others. You can pre-book a 1:1 session with an Autism Advisor by emailing Makers at: There will also be discussions and talks with autistic people and professionals.

Refreshments are served.

Session Timings

The group runs from 6pm – 8pm in the cafe and the next meeting dates are as follows:

27th January – Online Safety and Autism with Kirsty MacMillan from Heriot Watt University

24th February – Anxiety with Kirsty Monaghan from our Autism Advice Team

30th March – TBC

Service User Activity Programme

Rather than being a passive recipient of services, citizens can become actively involved in selecting and shaping the support they receive.

The vision for day opportunities for autistic people and individuals with learning disabilities was set out in the Scottish Government’s 2013 strategy ‘The Keys to Life’. This proposes a move towards day opportunities which:

  • Provide people with an environment in which they can directly experience the workplace and learn how to cope and thrive in this setting
  • Design programmes for skills development and progression
  • Use day opportunities as a base for participation in the wider community

These statements have become integral to our vision for Makers.


Community Events

Makers provides a welcoming cafe and community space in the heart of Clackmannanshire that values our relationships with our local community.

If you would like to work with the team at Makers to host a community event or collaborate on a community project or social initiative then contact us on  01259 217827.