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Parent Information Sessions

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Based on feedback from parents and the areas we’re commonly supporting autistic children and young people with, our ND:well Team are providing the following sessions. All sessions run twice with identical content, one during the day and one in the evening. Parents/carers can attend whichever session is most convenient.

Dates & Details of the Sessions are:

  • Sharing with your child that they are neurodivergent

    • Spend time exploring the process of helping your child understand their diagnosis with practical suggestions on how to approach what can feel like a daunting task
    • Wednesday 17th May at 1pm / Thursday 18th May at 8pm
  • Sleep

    • Learn all about sleep, how it works and sometimes doesn’t and consider what practical steps you can take to help promote better rest for your child
    • Thursday 25th May at 1pm / Thursday 25th May
  • Energy management

    • Hear about how life as an autistic individual can have different energy requirements and learn about about some tools to help plan and manage energy to support wellbeing
    • Wednesday 7th June at 1pm / Thursday 8th June at 8pm
  • Emotion regulation

    • Hear about the various ways we can make sense of emotions and how to support regulation
    • Wednesday 21st June at 1pm / Thursday 22nd June at 8pm
  • Zones of Regulation – 4 part course

    • Take part in 4 sessions to develop a deep understanding of emotion regulation and how to build a toolbox of strategies to support your child to understand and regulate their feelings using the Zones of Regulation approach
    • Dates are TBC

If you’d like to attend a session please just reply to this email to let us know ( We’ll then send you the zoom link the week of the session.

If you plan to attend any sessions and if you haven’t done so already, we’d also be grateful if you could complete the referral form (click on the button above) and also follow the link below to complete the data capture form as requested by our funders, the Scottish Government.

We plan to repeat these sessions and add in new topics based on your feedback.

Hiring Now – Project Worker role available in the Target Specific Team

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Tailor Ed Foundation are recruiting for a Project Worker within the Target Specific Service.

Applications for the role are open until 15th May 2023 – see link below for full job description and Application Form. Please feel free to share this advert with anyone who might be interested in or suitable for this position!

Project Worker – Target Specific Team

  • Salary: £26,548 per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, specific days/hours to be negotiated   
  • Location: Edinburgh and East Lothian
  • Closing Date: 15th May 2023
Click here for Details & to Apply

Appointments Workgroups for Target Specific Families

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Tailor Ed are running 3 sessions in late February and early March for our Target Specific families, aiming to support them with attending Appointments.

Dates of the Workgroups are:

  • 21st February – in-person information/training for parents 10.30-12 (Venue TBC)
  • 22nd   February – online parent information/training for parents – Zoom meeting 8-9pm
  • 3rd March to the 24th March – 2-4pm, Venue:  Millar Hall, 2 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh EH16 5TY (next door to Cameron Toll) 

The Target Specific team will be running an appointments workgroup starting at the end of February and running through-out March. The aim of the workgroup is to support attending appointments such as the dentist, doctors/hospital, hairdressers and opticians. We will look at different de-sensitising activities, alongside waiting and other factors of appointments we know can be tricky!

The workgroup will begin with information and training for parents, which will be held in person, and repeated online for those who can’t manage. Following this, sessions will run 2-4pm on Friday afternoons with your children/young people for 4 weeks.

Please ask your Project Worker for more information or contact Kirstin at  and we’ll be happy to answer your questions and book you a space! Please note that these workgroups are available to our Target Specific families only.

A new CEO for Tailor Ed – Application Deadline Extended

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Fifteen years ago Roo and our board of trustees registered Tailor Ed as a company and charity. The aim was to provide practical hands-on guidance within family homes to help the parents of autistic children with the challenges of daily life. Most importantly we wanted to share our knowledge and experience so that parents could succeed in their role in helping their child learn the skills they needed for a fulfilling life.

In 2023 we’ve grown to a staff team of 15 operating 4 services across Edinburgh and East Lothian. We’ve diversified our income streams and are now in receipt of financial support from both the Scottish Government and Local Authorities. But most importantly, we’ve supported hundreds of autistic children and young people to learn skills essential for life.

We’re currently recruiting for a new CEO to take over from Roo during 2023. With the continuity of our board of trustees and our experienced staff team we’re confident that the values and approach that are central to how Tailor Ed work can continue to thrive.

If you’ve any questions about this, please get in touch. Equally please feel free to share the link to the ad below with any potential candidates!

Applications for the role are open until 10th February 2023 – please see link below for full job description and Application Form. Please feel free share this advert with anyone who might be interested in or suitable for this position!

Cheif Executive Officer, Tailor Ed Foundation

  • Salary: £40,000 per annum pro rata
  • Hours: Part time, 21 hours per week
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Closing Date: 10th February 2023
Click here for Details & to Apply

Time Twisters – Monthly Autism Friendly Play Sessions

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Welcoming families to Time Twisters on the last Wednesday of every month!

These sessions run on the last Wednesday of every month and are not open to the general public, therefore hopefully creating a quieter play session for children and families who may find it difficult to access mainstream provisions. Siblings and friends are also welcome to attend. A member of Tailor Ed staff will be present at these sessions to provide support and run some small group games for anyone interested.

These sessions are subsidised so only £2 per child for entry (adults are free as usual). No advanced booking required.

The next dates are:

Wed 27th March & Wed 24th April  


For more details contact Eva:
07851 472 191

Time Twisters, Catalyst Trade Park, 2B, Unit 5 Bankhead Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4EJ, United Kingdom

Christmas 2022

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The whole Tailor Ed team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will be taking a break from Wednesday 21st December and returning on Wednesday 4th January.

A New Way to Support Tailor Ed

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There are many ways to support Tailor Ed, and now you can sign up to regular or single donations quickly and easily with CAF Online.

Tailor Ed is a charity committed to providing our services in a fair way to those that need them. As such we don’t charge families and generate all of our income through fundraising. Most of this comes from trusts that we apply to but donations big and small also really help us. When supporters of our work sign up to regular giving you help us create a sustainable income stream which builds security. It also helps us leverage funding from grant providers as they see the clear evidence of how valued our services are by those who use them.

Every contribution makes a difference and you can be assured that it will contribute directly to delivering our services to families who need them.

Sensory and Emotional Regulation Tools and Supports Sessions – 28th Oct, 4th Nov & 11th Nov

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Tailor Ed are running 3 sessions on a Friday offering a time for parents with or without your child to come along and explore a range of emotion and sensory regulation tools that can be helpful. See below for dates and full details.

The Target Specific team are running these sessions to give children/young people and their parents the opportunity to explore different sensory and emotional regulation tools and supports. We’ll provide some background to emotion and sensory regulation and you’ll then have the opportunity to explore the types of tools and supports that will help you put this into practice, guided by our team. There will be the opportunity to experience various sensory tools including messy play, sensory tents amongst others. 

Parent drop-in will be between 10-12pm, with parent and child/young person sessions being appointment based from 12.30-4pm.  Please talk to your project worker if you wish to come along and/or contact Kirstin here and we’ll get you booked in.  Please note that, due to limited capacity, these sessions are only available for families already working with Tailor Ed.

DATES: Sessions will be 28th October, 4th November and 11th of November.

VENUE: These will all be held at Millar Hall, 2 Nether Liberton Lane, Edinburgh EH16 5TY (next door to Cameron Toll) 

BOOKING: Appointments for parents with a child/young person will run 12.30pm – 4pm. Please email Kirstin Brady to book a place, or Parent drop-in will be from 10am – 12pm.  Currently open to existing Tailor Ed families only. 


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TAILOR ED FOUNDATION is looking for individuals and families, friends and supporters to join on us for a fun day helping to raise funds for our work.

There are three walking options;

  • The Wee Wander: approx. 4 miles (ideal for families)
  • The Big Stroll: approx. 14 miles
  • The Mighty Stride: a long, long way 24 miles!!

To encourage as many families as possible to take part on our behalf we will sponsor the first 10 families to get in touch with us (2 adults and 2 children). Please get in touch with Stuart if you are keen to go for a walk –

You can find lots of information on their web site:

Every single penny you raise will go to our services and Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation will top this up by a HUGE 50%

High School Pupil Faith Sinclair wins funding for Tailor Ed

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Faith, a pupil at Liberton High School, chose Tailor Ed Foundation as her Youth Philanthropy Initiative Project, and has won!

Tailor Ed Foundation was delighted a few months ago when a student from Liberton High School contacted Stuart and asked if it was okay if she did her Youth Philanthropy Initiative Project on us. The student explained she wanted to share her experiences of being autistic to her classmates and the whole school. She said there was no better local charity to support than Tailor Ed and just maybe she could raise funding for our work. Of course we agreed and Stuart was interviewed by the student as she prepared her presentation for her YPI project.

In June a very excited student then got back in touch with Stuart to say she had WON and that we would be getting £3000 towards our services.

This was a fantastic outcome: the student told us she is delighted to have raised awareness of autism throughout her school, with her friends, other students and school staff and she was over the moon that she had raised so much for us.

Tailor Ed Foundation would like to thank Faith Sinclair for choosing us as her local charity and for sharing her experiences so powerfully and convincingly with everyone at Liberton High School.

Youth Philanthropy Initiative is a well established part of social studies in the school curriculum for all High Schools for second year students and there is a separate programme for senior pupils: if your child ever comes home and tells you they are taking part in YPI but not sure which local charity to carry out their project on, please point them in our direction! Stuart would be delighted to help and support them –