If you are the parent or carer of someone with autism, or if you have been diagnosed with autism yourself, you are not alone.
There are over 500,000 people with autism in the UK - that's 1 in 100. Sheffield has a population of roughly 500,000, so it is likely that there are around 5,000 people with autism in Sheffield.
Sheffield Autistic Society is a local charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families. We provide support and information, and we campaign for a better world for Sheffield people with autism and Asperger syndrome.
This therapeutic art group for members will be run at Art House starting on 30 Mar, 1pm to 3pm. Ali Kitley-Jones, who will be running the course, will be meeting individually with everyone before the course starts for an informal chat and to get to know everyone.
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At the November meeting we had representatives from the Sheffield Adult Autism and Neurodisability Service (SAANS) to talk to us about the service in general, what worked well and what we though could be improved.
They are now going to be running a number of Focus Groups so that they can get the views of people who use this service, their family members and others who care for and about them. Go to News for dates and details.
NHS services for people with Asperger syndrome, with speaker Heather Burn.
Newcastle University are looking for adults on the autism spectrum and relatives or carers who are willing to take part in a study to learn about the lives of adults on the autism spectrum and their relatives.
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To join Stratify go to www.stratify.org.uk
This new service provides a diagnosis and post diagnostic support for people aged sixteen and over with autism spectrum conditions, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, semantic-pragmatic disorder and dyspraxia.
It is now open to GP referrals. Go to our News page for more information.